ReGifting – It’s Not Always a Bad Thing

Yesterday morning as I was stirring I noticed that my husband wasn’t. He was still sleeping soundly. As I lay there about 6 am wondering why he hadn’t gotten up for work and should I wake him and mention to him that he might be late for work if he doesn’t get up soon? With that thought still in my head I fell back asleep until almost 7am. When I awoke this time my husband was still sleeping away so I nudged him and said frantically “Honey If you don’t get up you are going to be late for work.” He replied so calmly “No I’m not. I took the day off so I could spend it with you.” Awwww!!! It was my birthday you see. I just smiled and lay back down next to him and he held me close. As I lay there thoughts of thankfulness to God for the gift of my husband more than 30 years ago ran through my mind. He truly is one of the best gifts God has ever given me.

Later on as our day together was unfolding and I was again thanking God for the gift of my husband I found my mind taking me back to August 9th 2005. The memories of the evening flooded my mind and for a few minutes I was there again. I was back in a hospital emergency room watching my husband having a hard time breathing, seeing the beats on the heart monitor going lower and lower until there were no beats, just a flat line. His heart had stopped beating and he fell flat on his back on the emergency room gurney. I remembered the prayer to God, No Lord. No, no, no, Lord. I remembered what seemed like an eternity to me but in reality was right after that prayer left my lips seeing his heart start to beat again without any human intervention at all. I remembered thanking God for starting his heart again and returning him to me. The events of that night changed our lives forever.

Not only had God gifted him to me once but twice.

In this season of gifting when God gave His most precious gift, His Son, what are you thankful for? I am so very thankful for the gift of His Son. He truly is the best gift God ever gave me. There is so much wrapped up in that one gift of His Son, forgiveness of sin, eternal life, answered prayers but without acceptance of that gift none of that would be available to me and there would have been no answered prayer on that evening. No regifting of my husband.

ReGifting – Sometimes it is a very good thing.

 

(If you would like to hear the story of God’s amazing grace toward us just click on the video on the right hand side titled “Obedience is Important Because it Changes Lives.”)

 

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4 Comments

  1. Marilyn says:

    Beth & Tim, Glad you are both here on earth! Merry Christmas!

    December 22nd, 2011
  2. Beth says:

    Awwww!!! Thank you so much Marilyn. We are glad to be here as well. ;)

    December 22nd, 2011
  3. Lisa Reule says:

    Beth, as I read your story I can see the whole picture play out in my head. I’m so grateful that God is so gracious with his Gifts to my friend. I’m also reminded that each and every one we interact with are gifts. Gifts we either embrace or deny. I’m so grateful for the Gifts of family and friends that have been so genourisly lavished on me. But also ask for the ability to embrace the Gifts that are sent my way that I leave untouched. Those are the one’s that change our lives. Just like you, Beth, I’m sure you would not excitedly have reached for the the Gift labled heart failure. But when I hear how it has changed your life I realize that I need to be more gracious with all things that come my way. Dearest Beth, on this Christmas day please savour every second with your beautiful family. Don, Kristi and I send our love and wishes for a beautiful, memorable day surrounded by Gods love. Happy Birthday Jesus!

    December 25th, 2011
  4. Beth says:

    Everything that comes from the Father is good because He is good. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17. I am so greatful that God is good and gracious to us. Thank you Lisa for your prayers for me and my family. I do savour every second and each moment with them is so much more precious to me because of what we have experienced. Other than Jesus they are the most precious to me as I’m sure your wonderful family is to you as well.

    December 27th, 2011

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