‘Is This For Real’

real 2“Is this for real?” – these were the words uttered by one of our grandsons – when he woke up early one morning last week – to the news that his mum had died.

Although she had been ill we were all left reeling in shock and with that same feeling of ‘unreality.’

As I write I guess many people – not just in our country – but all over the world are asking that same question – “Is this for real” – as we are faced with the drastic changes in our lives – brought about by the coronavirus.

real 3We have found during this past week that although we are surrounded – seemingly on all sides – with upheaval and even uncertainty about the future – one thing remains – or should I say – One person remains – Who is the same – steadfast and unmoving.

It reminds me of a song we singΒ  – “It may look like I’m surrounded – but I’m surrounded by You”.

We are very conscious of the One in Whom we put our trust – the One we lean on – Who strengthens us – comforts us – walks with us every step of the way.real 1

Our lives may have been shaken – and will be shaken in the future – but our faith remains strong.

We lean – not on our own understanding – but in all our ways we acknowledge Him – and trust Him to direct our paths.

The way before us as a family will feel dark and long – but we draw strength from the One we love and follow – and we do the same as we face this uncertain time in our world – we know we are not alone and my prayer is that you will know that too and draw strength from Him in your times of need.



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  1. Virginia says:

    Oh Lois, I am so very sorry for your loss! May the everlasting arms of God’s everlasting love hold and comfort you and your family at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. πŸŒŸπŸ’œπŸ™πŸ’œπŸŒŸ


  2. I’m so sorry for you and your family’s loss Lois.


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