Tuesday in Holy Week, April 15

I literally have God moments dozens of times a day. I have always appreciated the blessings God has put into my life, but I don’t believe that the spiritual understanding was away there for me. For as far back as I can remember, there have been little miracles happening for me that I really did not give a whole lot of thought to how or why. But over the course of time, I started to realize that these things happening in my life was God. Not necessarily answering my prayers but giving me what I need at the time that I needed it. Like some stranger giving me twenty dollars once when I was down to my last cents and no milk or bread for my two boys. Out of no were this kind women walk up to me at a meeting I was attending gave me a hug and slips a twenty dollar bill in my hands without a words.  Never laid eyes on her before or after that night.  I have had blessing too numerous to count and I thank God every day for them. The births of seven healthy grandchildren each a God moment for me. When I get out of bed each morning I thank God. I have a job that pays me a living wage when so many family, friends and other people can not find work, that’s a blessing from God. Although I love God with all my heart I have had times when I did not understand why or how some things could happen in my own family and around the world.  I’ve always heard “it’s God’s will” and of course you do not question God. I was watching the funeral of one of the firefighters from Boston and this young priest was speaking to the children of this firefighter he said to them “DO NOT LET ANYONE TELL YOU THAT THIS IS GOD’S WILL”.  God does not do bad things to us, he will always be there to help us through when bad things happens, but will never hurt or put us in harms way.  This was a big God moment for me to hear; it’s never God’s will when tragedy or something bad happens.

— Joyce Wallace