Monday, July 05, 2010
Blessed to be a Blessing
Blessed to be a blessing
Blessed to live Your love
Blessed to share with others every blessing from above
Blessed to walk in mercy
Blessed to light the way
Oh, Blessed to be a blessing every day
A friend of mine from my church, Roxane, is a nurse at a nursing home here in Rochester. She is a wonderful, encouraging lady who has enthusiastically bought my books and eagerly awaited each new arrival. Recently she shared with me that she had taken copies of my books to her co-workers at the nursing home. The co-workers passed them around and read them, and from the feedback, seemed to like them very much.
One particular co-worker brought The Bartered Bride back to Roxane and told Roxane that she had been contemplating suicide until she read the book. This woman could quote parts of the story, and she had memorized the key verse, Proverbs 21:1.
The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
I got goosebumps and teary eyes when Roxane shared with me how one of my stories had such an impact on one of the readers. I write to entertain, to tell a good story that takes the reader to another place and time. I also write to honor God and point people to His love and grace, His forgiveness and provision.
God is so good, blessing me with the opportunity to do something I love that can also be a blessing to others.
How have you been blessed recently?