This morning my heart was heavy with sadness.
I had discovered a discrepancy in something I had considered truth, and now felt let down.
During a long drive to pick up some of my books, I talked about my grief to the Lord.
Then on my return to my town I decided to go to a different church, from the one I attend.
I wanted quiet time.
I wanted to pray and feel close to the Lord.
As you will note, I never make a recognition of belonging to any particular church.
My reason for this is because as a Child of God, I accept all who worship, The Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
I don't believe in putting a label on that.
Anyhow, on entering the church, a funeral was in procession.
Thank God it is a large church because I wasn't dressed somberly.
In fact I was wearing colorful hippy garb...
I worshiped along with those present, and sang along with the hymns.
Then I noticed the Salvation Army were leading the music, yet this was not their church.
I was surprised, yet thrilled to see two different Christian denominations sharing together.
I waited for the family and friends to exit before I got up to go.
Outside on the footpath, was a lady Salvation (Sally) Officer.
I felt to approach her and tell her how thrill I was to see the both faith's together in harmony.
What a surprise was in store for me!!!
I didn't recognize her face, but her name displayed on her name tag, was that of an acquaintance.
What an amazing thing to happen!! Or rather, how great is our God!!
My mother sent me this lady's story, and what a STORY it is, while I was living in Tennessee.
Mum phoned me, full of excitement, she had purchased the book and was so amazed by it, she bought it to share with me.
The Special Lady's name is Major Joyce Harmer, and she is now a retired Sally Officer.
I read about her life and then sent her an email, to say how much I enjoyed it.
She responded by a phone call in return, from Sydney, Australia to TN, U.S.A..
Today I met Major Joyce in person.
And she is every bit the ANGEL I expected her to be.
I highly recommend her book, and part of the sales go back to the Salvation Army to help others.
Where to buy this book:
Another amazing thing... I used to live in Sydney, and now live in Gympie, Queensland.
Major Joyce now lives in Sydney, but originally comes from Gympie.
She was also a registered nurse..
Working in Sydney Courts and accompanying a woman charged with murdering her children.
If you want a SIGN POST to Jesus, read your Bible. Don't just keep it for show.
And read of Major Joyce Harmers travels, through a life of serving God and others.