Tuesday, February 3, 2009

{a NiGhT tO rEmEmBeR}

Envision me, on the highest peak of a snow covered mountain. Breeze blowing, sky blue and lit by the sun and all it's fire. Screaming at the top of my lungs:

GOD......I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

People....we serve a very good God! Good not because He gives us what we want when we ask it. He doesn't always. Good, not because we feel like we have somehow convinced Him to go along with our brilliant ideas and made them to happen. No, He is good, because HE IS!

There are moments in all of our life where we can say we felt Him there. Tasted His very presence, heard Him speak to us, or just flat out knew, without a shadow of a doubt that HE, with everything else He has going on, showed up in our little lives and suffocated our situation with His love, peace, provision, words, promises, and very presence.

On Friday night, God did all of that, and so much more! My weak little vocabulary can not convey fully to you how very held, carried, guided and anointed I felt that night, or the very room felt.
There were over 55 items up for auction. Over 25 volunteers. At least 65 plus guests that attended, and more sweets that i can say! Yum! And all told, The Greatest Blessing raised approximately $2700.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That could serve at least 50 families alone with a memory box to help remind them of the small life that they WILL see again!

I was so outrageously grateful to the Lord for all that He did, and allowed and blessed me with, that on Saturday, I gave it ALL to Him. By ALL, I mean.....ALL of my voice?! Let me explain....

So I put on my iShuffle (as to make it that I can in no way hear myself, of course, Aghh!), and I sang to Him all day long! So much so, that by the time I came to church that evening I sounded like a sad, raspy almost sickly version of myself! But....

He was worth it!

He is so good. And I do not know about you, but lately, He has been given me some BIG ideas that are clearly STRETCHING me and my thinking, comfort, and know-how. But He is always there to make it alright! This night was a perfect exaple of that!

Did I mention how much I love God?!

I am sorry you couldn't be there......maybe next year? I have a feeling it will be even BETTER!



Lynn said...

Great pictures from a great night! So excited that it was such a huge success! You rocked it!

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Awesome! God is so good...Oh, yes...He is!

Rachel said...

Praise God for his goodness! Are you hoping to do an event like this on a yearly basis?

Sara said...

It sounds like you had a beautiful night. I am so happy. Your boxes are gorgeous and I know will warm and bring comfort and healing to those that walk this road in the future. Praise God!

Ruth said...

I so wish that I could have been there. God is so good. Why "this"? Why me? Why not "this"? Why not me?!!! Suffering produces endurance which produces character which produces hope which produces LOVE!!! Sending my love and encouragement to you-

Lynnette Kraft said...

Oh Megan, that is just WONDERFUL! I'm so exicted for the success of your Greatest Blessing Auction!

Praise God!

The pictures were great - and you are a beautiful lady - inside and out.

Congratulations (and thank you Lord Jesus)!

PS Your book is on its way.

Jennifer Ross said...

Wow! Looks like your night was put together so perfectly. Praise God!!
....Job well done.


carissa... brown eyed fox said...

WOW... i am SO wowed!

i can only IMAGINE what it was like in person... the pictures tell a story all their own!

you can SEE... the beauty in the place... HE was there... in full force!

i can not get over how GREAT everything looks... amazing job down to every detail!

praise HIS name!

thank you Lord for leading Megan... lighting her path with your bright light!