Beautiful Mercy, 24SEP – #594

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Beautiful Mercy, 24SEP

I’m drawn and pulled in many directions, but I knew I wanted to get to one of these Paul Simon farewell concerts or I would have regretted it… Concerts are my choice of retail therapy these last couple years…

I was glad that the train only had one direction, because I couldn’t go backwards- I was worried about my Dad and my Mom, because on my way to that train to the concert I heard about my Dad breaking his leg earlier that day… louder than the wheels turning in my head I could hear them say: “don’t change your plans”… they always say that…. I knew that my brother was there and they all said “it’s ok he’s stable, no surgery for a while… Don’t come…” So I continued on the train – on the one way path I was led on…

We got to the concert with minutes to spare, I got a piece of chocolate from my travelling companion and the music started and we found ourselves in Graceland – that’s the feeling of mercy – forgiveness for fast pace life – forgiveness because we ask for a moment of mercy to put the outside world aside and enjoy our slice of peace – God said: you are ok, you got here and now just relax and enjoy… it’s mercy to be allowed to enjoy, to feel right at home,  to just BE…..

“Hello darkness my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again” …   this time in the darkness there were also thousands of singing souls lifting and lighting up the arena with their spirit of appreciation to live in the moment – everyone was so thankful for Paul Simon – his music lighted up their lives – they were all thankful they were there – thankful for a short period of peace… thankful to sing along… Paul’s 60 plus years of music, all still beautiful…

Beautiful Mercy….

I’m grateful that I heard the Lord comfort me to seemingly say: “enjoy this farewell – enjoy this piece of peace”… and I did – and I reflect now that I was so grateful to be there…

Similarly, at church on Sunday, i knew that I was supposed to be there – it is feeling… Singing Psalm 1, my requested song, seemed perfect regardless if I might start crying,  I didn’t cry because God needed me to not cry – He needed me to be strong – He knew there were many more people who needed to see me strong and to see my prayer and praise of the Lord – people who were in need to be lifted up – many in worse situations than what I was experiencing… it’s all relative…

It is great mercy for the Lord to help you realize that you were led…

God blesses us and leads us…

God gives mercy…

Beautiful mercy…

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