Sunday, June 13, 2010

Glory Reflected

I am still amazed at the kindness of people toward me. 

For several years I have coordinated quarterly blood drives at Community of Faith. We work in partnership with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. Having worked as a nurse I have seen the need for blood products and how they often serve to save the life of those who need them. Just this week a good friend was the recipient of blood products that literally saved his life. So, I am passionate about the need to find new blood donors and to promote our blood drives. 

Today was our summer blood drive. We collected over 60 units of blood with the potential to save 180 lives! That in itself is awesome! But the thing that amazed me the most was the kindness of the Blood Center Team. They have followed my journey over the last year and have always encouraged me along the way. Today when they arrived, their leader made a point to ask about me and how I was doing. I am humbled that they would remember and that they would care enough to ask. Small kindnesses can make a big difference in someone else's life!

I used to get tired of people asking me how I'm doing or how I am feeling; but now things are different! I am so happy to have them ask me because I am so excited to be able to tell them, "I'm GREAT!!" "I feel good!" "I'm not tired anymore!" 

One of the new worships songs that we've been singing at Community of Faith is called Glorious by Paul Baloche:

Glorious Lyrics
By Paul Baloche

Look inside the mystery,
See the empty cross
See the risen Saviour,
Victorious and strong
No one else above Him
None as strong to save
He alone has conquered,
The power of the grave

Glorious, my eyes have the seen the glory of the Lord
Glorious, He stands above the rulers of the earth

Look beyond the tombstone
See the living God
See the resurrected
The ruler of my heart
No one else above him
None to match his worth
The hope of his returning
Fills the universe

Glorious, my eyes have the seen the glory of the Lord 
Glorious, He stands above the rulers of the Earth  
Glorious, glorious 
Lord you  are glorious

Oh You are Glorious
Oh You are Glorious

I love this line in the chorus:  "Glorious, my eyes have seen the glory of the Lord." Every time we sing it I can't help but smile. I HAVE seen the glory of the Lord! I see it every time I look in the mirror! God's glory reflected in my healthy body!  Every new day, every breath I take, every song I sing, I see His glory. He IS glorious and He has shown His glory to me! I can't even tell you the joy I feel in my heart as I worship Him.  What a crazy privilege I've been given to see his glory at work up close and personal! 

My prayer for you this new week is that you too will see the glory of the Lord!

"I ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory -- to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for his followers, oh, the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust him -- endless energy, boundless strength!" 
Ephesians 1:17-19


  1. I saw you in church today and smiled at you....I wish I had went over and and told you that you look radiant!!! I so happy for you and Mark!! Luv ya! Vickie D