It started out as a normal day. Jim and I went out for breakfast and had blueberry muffins and a sweet time visiting with our favorite waitress. He was going on to play tennis and I had driven my car so I could do some errands afterwards.
I was feeling very carefree and very thankful. It had been 4 years since my bout with uterine cancer and radiation treatments. Each day was a gift. I had seen a sailboat on the bay named “Seas the Day” and after a chuckle, I decided that was to be my motto. Be thankful for what God gives me and trust Him and His plan and enjoy each day.
I waved goodbye to Jim and ran to the Ladies Room. I was shocked to see that I had some bleeding. I turned into a basket case and totally lost it. I ran out of the restroom and got in the car sobbing. I knew I wouldn’t be able to drive because I was so emotional. I stayed in the car praying for God to calm me down so that I could drive home. I prayed for Him to make His presence known to me and to give me strength.
Soon I calmed down and started driving. Still talking to the Lord to ask Him to reveal Himself to me. As I pulled onto the highway, He started giving me images of times I had felt His presence so strongly. First, I thought of the sunset the night before. The radiance had been overwhelming. The sun was just touching the bay and the rays were spilling across the horizon. I had remarked to Jim that I felt like the Lord was reaching out to me to give me a hug. I took a deep breath as I felt His comforting love.
The next thing I remembered was a picture my friend sent of the mountains covered with snow. I had remarked about how they revealed God’s majesty. A reminder of His sovereignty.
Then I thought of how I feel His presence in the morning when I am doing my devotionals on the porch. It is so peaceful as there is no sound but the birds, and the morning dew is still on the sweet moist grass. It is just the Lord and me. How awesome He is.
When I got home, I ran into the kitchen and wrote down the poem He had just given me shouting “Only You Lord. Only You could take me from the depths of despair to the heights of Your glory.”
That afternoon He gave me a melody to go with the words. Another miracle as I don’t read music. I named the song “Holiness”.
Louise Dick is a mother of two and grandmother of five. She met her husband Jim as a freshman at the University of Del and they have been married 58 yrs this June! She lives in Destin Fl. She’s A former first grade teacher real estate broker and has written a book and a musical (Look Up!) based on her grandmothers life. It is the story of a woman who had serious struggles and who’s faith was tested yet she finally realizes God is with her through the hard times as well as the good. She’s excited to find “My Journey of Faith” and the opportunity it offers women to encourage one another in Christ.