“As I look I see His Face shining as a ‘Glory of Grace’…” (Sara M, Waiting Room) Dedicated to Wendy Davenport…
So often I have found grace touching the very core of my inner being. Grace has infused me with gratitude to want to serve my Lord by serving others. The glory of Grace to the health of my inner being is God’s love being so perfected in myself and others that I serve out of love and not duty or law.

“God’s Face shining as a Glory of Grace” has appeared to me so often in the last week through the face of my friend, Wendy.

” Dear Wendy, my friend, and a friend of Jesus, You struck a core of love in the depth of my soul that laid empty from a story untold. Your generosity of sacrifice drove out fear and gave my faith a chance to survive in the dark of the night. Thank you, Wendy, my friend.”

Psalm 23:4 (NLV) “Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.” As I read these words of the psalmist I heard a gentle voice in the breeze, “my child, walk forward! Walk forward close to Me.”

Psalm 30:5 “…Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy Comes in The Morning.” Walk Forward by taking a step of faith one day at a time!

And, I want to move forward and Wendy drove the ‘herd of sheep’ even higher. On my way home she greeted me with many beautifully packed shoe boxes that Noah and Luke, her most precious sons, have prepared for our “Samaritan Purse-Christmas Child project, 2009.” A big yell out to Noah and Luke! May you be blessed beyond your thoughts and plans. May this be the best ever school year for both of you. May you succeed in all you do. May God always fulfill His perfect plan in your lives and the lives of those you love and serve. You go Noah and Luke!

Through my tears of joy Wendy’s little caring hands gave me a big glimmer of hope with a beautiful bracelet that even made the sun look dim. Just wait until I show all of you! A greeting card packed full to the brim of words of encouragement, as well as hugs, and finances to lighten my load.

Yes, to be honest with each of you this is a ‘blog of tribute’ to a most trusted friend, Wendy, and her family, Brian, Noah and Luke! And, her Dad, too, for the help he gave. If any of you want to join in this tribute, stretch out your hands, love, prayers and thoughts to our circle of friends @thedailylily.org, Wendy and family!

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YouTube – Testimony/”Joy Comes In The Morning” By Dan Miller