Luke 22:43 “Then an angel from heaven appeared and strengthened Him.”
I found a comfort today in this part of my daily reading based on Luke 22:43 – the thought that even Jesus needed an angel to strengthen Him during His days on earth is very encouraging.
The idea of praying for “the strength to make every sadness sing” also blesses me.
I was so emotional last weekend because it was the big LOST weekend and LOST was such a huge part of Leah’s life. Leah made it back to one LOST meeting after we returned from Bristol.
She was immune suppressed and I tried to persuade her not to go but LOST was so important to her. Here she is wearing her LOST hoodie. I thank God for the part that LOST played in Leah’s life.
I went to the LOST Family Service on Sunday afternoon past and then made an impulse decision to stay for the evening meeting which is really only for the young people. Kerry (Nic’s Mum) kindly stayed with me.
I was so blessed and encouraged by the uplifting worship music, by the young people taking part, by the main speaker and by Peter Thorogood’s testimony.
More than anything though I was so encouraged to see so many young people piling into the hall that extra chairs had to be carried in.
I found it strangely comforting that the theme song for the LOST weekend was a song that holds so much meaning for Leah and me – “My Lighthouse” by Rend Collective. At her funeral Leah’s coffin was carried out of the church to this song.
Rend Collective launched this song last summer 2013 at Soul Survivor & Momentum in Somerset. At the same time we were just north of Somerset in Bristol Children’s Hospital. We had an awesome friend in Bristol called Kirsty & she was down in Somerset at “Momentum“. Whenever she got back she couldn’t wait to tell Leah about Rend Collective’s new song and she played it for us on her iPhone – we loved it straight away 💕
Kerry and I were so glad that we stayed for the LOST meeting on Sunday night – it did our hearts good.