Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas

This has been a different Christmas.  I got Leonard out of the hospital at 1:00 today after a terrifying ordeal.    I wasn't sure what would await me at the hospital. Before I went to see him at the hospital I read my devotional for Christmas day. As I read, Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, and the wise men did exactly as they had been told.  Mary yielded herself to God; Joseph took her home as his wife; the shepherds went to Bethlehem to find the baby in a manger; and the wise men followed the star.  With no idea of the outcome, they all took the next step by faith in the Lord. .........but then as I read the next words jumped out at me - "how is it with us this Christmas?  Will we trust God and follow His leading even when we face uncertainty and overwhelming circumstances?  When you and I obey the Lord, the outcome is truly amazing."  With a peace from these words I headed to the hospital to wait with him for the doctor's dismissal. 

Just having him home is Christmas.  The gaily colored packages full of wonderful things from family and friends and the lovely ham made it even better.  Otherwise my most special gifts this year was the support system of my precious family and you.  You're more important to me than you can ever know.  And I hope you each had a most joyous Christmas.                    Diane 

10 comments:

Ruth said...

Oh Diane,this is not good news.I trust that things are under control now.
All I can say is cherish every moment,sometimes they are all too short.
Hugs,Ruth

Heidi said...

Oh poor Leonard and you Diane, and on Christmas too!
The birth of our Lord and all that Mary and Joseph went through shows true faith just like yours....Blessings Diane I hope he's feeling better!

Laurie said...

Amazing what God speaks to us in our greatest times of need Diane, I pray he's doing better, and strength for the both of you.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Dear Diane, so sorry to hear that Leonard was in the hospital. I pray that he is and will continue to be well. Sending warm hugs and many blessings your way, Tammy

Jane said...

Good morning Diane - I hope that this comment finds both you and Leonard doing well and on the mend. Many prayers coming your way,

Jane

Jayne said...

Oh my Diane... how scary for you and Leonard. So glad he was able to come home. Wishing both of you peace today.

Angela said...

Glad He's doing better and is at home again. God is good!!

Kit said...

Oh my! I hope you and Leonard are doing okay. Take care of yourselves and know that we are all sending prayers your way. Kit

mudderbear said...

Diane... Did I miss something somewhere? I didn't realize you were having trouble with Leonard? But it's certainly a relief to know things are better. And I am touched by your faith and receptiveness to the Lord's comfort for you. Not everyone knows how to find that. I'm sure He will stay with you. Love and Prayers....Rosalie

The French Bear said...

Diane, I just read your post, oh my, I am so glad Leonard is alright and that you have him home.......
I was so rushed before and then gone for two days, no computer so I must have missed the post, I was panicked when I read someone's comment that he was in the hospital!!! Thank you Father for your healing hands and for my friend Diane's willingness to obey!
Hugs and prayers!
Mags
xo