If I Could

I had a CD case in the door of my van that I had not paid any attention to in probably three years until yesterday.

My little family unit has been under attack and you have probably already picked up on that if you read me regularly. We are a household of faith and I believe and know for a fact that God is in control of every situation. I know that according to the Book of Jude, which is the last book of the Bible before the Revelation, says,

Jude verse 9 “Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.”

So I will not bring a railing accusation against him, I will leave that to God, however I do not think it would not be wrong to say that when this trial is over I will gladly look him in the spiritual eye and say, “I told you so!”

I have written about how God told the snake in the Garden of Eden when he had deceived Adam and Eve that he would crawl on his belly and his food would be the dust of the earth. One day as I had read that I realized that God had taken a handful of dirt and formed the man Adam and then Eve was taken and created from a rib in the man’s side, so what does that mean in this context? It means that man was made of dust, Satan is looking for food and that is us fellow dirt-mate! So what do I have to say to this?

1 John 4:4 “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” So no matter how big the devil looks or ho scary he tries to act we still know that God is greater!!

I do not have to be afraid because I can face Satan as David faced the Giant and if I have only one smooth stone I can cast it with confidence that God will guide it to the source of the problem and it will fall!

This morning I went to a hospital to sit with some friends while another friend was having surgery, it was a very rainy morning and I left the house before the sun came up, I wanted to listen to something “uplifting” and decided to open the CD case and play the contents which according to the cover was one of our old Christmas programs, but to my surprise it contained an album, probably one of the last that I actually bought instead of downloading, of Michael Bolton’s Vintage. I slid it into the cd slot and he started to sing and it sounded as if tears were on the edge of his voice and as I listened to the lyrics there were tears on my cheeks. My children were both brought up in the household of faith and know the values of prayer, but have both been discouraged by events that have transpired in each of their lives to the point of great sadness. The song that was playing was verbalizing something I wanted to tell both of my adult children, so I dedicate it to them and to all of you who call me Mama H or read me everyday in hopes of a word of encouragement. I am here to tell you that God is real, that he has your and my problems in the palm of His hand, that He knows us each by name and that the answer is on the way.

Because of laws concerning usage of all the lyrics I will give you the beginning ones, the ones that caught at my heart and I am posting the link of Mr. Bolton himself singing it, shared from my YouTube account. Do yourself a favor and listen.

If I Could I’d protect you from the sadness in your eyes, Give you courage in a world of compromise Yes I would. If I could I would teach you all the things I’ve never learned And I’d help you cross the bridges that I’ve burned, Yes I would  If I could

I can’t but I know Who can!


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