Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

My favorite gifts this Christmas

Yesterday I found out my van was totaled.  Oh well, its just a car, right?  Yes I know, but I really did like her.  I paid cash for her, she got us around, Bri's wheelchair fit, everyone had room, 7 seats.  But I started to think about it, she had 148,000 miles, since I've had her I got 2 recall notices, her belt was squeakie, I thought I was gonna have to take her in for some car repair.  Oh, and did I mention, she's worth more than I paid for her. HA!  That's a good thing!

When walking down the hall someone asked me how that happened?  I said I'm blessed and highly favored.  I didn't think twice about it. I chuckled to myself because I actually believe it!  I said it before, I knew it, but I didn't believe it.  But I believe it now.  AWESOME!  Then I thought about Ken Bussell and smiled because he always used to say that to me 'you're blessed and highly favored' and then I thought about how he asked me how I was, I said 'great' and started to cry the other day (good tears) and said 'for the first time in my life I have freedom'.

That is an amazing thing.  God wasn't kidding when He told me over the summer that He had great things to do in my life.  When you think about that fact that Jesus died for us to have eternal life and that really would have been  enough however, He brings us such joy, love, hope, and freedom.  Those are some amazing gifts.
Romans 11:29  for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable


Trish said...

You can't out give God!
Love you Miss Margie!

Jada's Gigi said...

beautiful Christmas so far!

Pat said...

YOu often manage to bring me to tears. Yes, we as Gods children ARE blessed and highly favored!