What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
Remember: "When God closes a door, He always opens a window!" You never know what might be out there waiting for you!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Lord Is My Light

Psalm 27
1.  "The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?"

2.  "When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh,
my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell!"
7.   "Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice!
Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

8.  "When You said, "Seek My face,"
My heart said to You, "Your face, Lord, I will seek."

9.  "Do not hide Your face from me;
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help;
Do not leave me nor forsake me,
O God of my salvation."

10.  "When my father and my mother forsake me,
Then the Lord will take care of me."

13.  "I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
that I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living."

14.  "Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!"

Dear Friends,  I want to tell you how thankful I am for the prayers and kind thoughts of so many when you saw that I was going to be going in for "some repairs"....Well, I've gone, I went, and I survived...and I am so very thankful to the Lord for His kindness to me.  Yes, it was what would be considered a "minor" event as far as surgeries go, but as we all know, even "minor events" can become major with one slip of the knife or one unexpected "complication".  Praise God, I had no such incidents. God was with me from the first moment I entered until I returned safe at home the next day.  I can honestly say that I am not even suffering what I would consider to be any "real pain"...certainly not as much as I anticipated.  God has been very gracious to me indeed.  

I do want to share with you one special thing that happened...I believe a "divine appointment".  My night nurse, who had the most care of me throughout the long night, checking vitals, changing IV bags and making sure I was comfortable...she was sent there for me and perhaps I for her.  Since I woke up every time she came into the room, we somehow struck up a conversation. It was a slow night on the floor...and she seemed to need to unburden herself a little...although in a very sweet, thoughtful way...not intruding on my issues...but there was just a freedom there to communicate....again, a "divine appointment".  It started when I asked if she had any children at home...and then she began to tell me the story of her family's current situation and some of the heartache she was enduring because of some issues beyond her control.  She made a comment something about "When God closes a door He opens a window..." and I about fell out of my bed! She was amazed when I told her that I write a blog entitled "Closed Doors, Open Windows", based on that very quote....and from then on it just seemed as though God opened her heart to share with me the things she was going through, and I was able to tell her a little about my life and assured her of my continued prayers on her behalf.  

I was sad when her shift came to an end and she had to go home, but she came and thanked me as I thanked her for her sweet care of me throughout the night...and I again reassured her that I would be praying for her family.  

So, dear friends, I would like to ask you to add my sweet night nurse "Tina" to your prayer list, if you don't mind.  I'm sure she wouldn't mind having even more prayer support. 

You know, verses five -six of Psalm 27 says:

"For in the time of trouble 
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a rock.

And now my head shall be lifted up 
above my enemies all around me;
Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy
in His tabernacle;
I will sing, yes, I will sing
praises to the Lord."

God hid me in His pavilion...the secret place of His tabernacle...yes, even in a hospital room...and even though the nurse was not my enemy by any means--possible further illness or pain was my enemy...and God not only lifted up my head above that enemy of pain, etc., but He gave great joy in the midst as He gave me words to encourage a sister in the Lord...and to give her hope in the Lord as well.  As I sit here now and reflect on this precious time that occurred in the wee hours of the night when everyone else was sleeping, I just want to offer "sacrifices of joy...and to sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord," for His merciful kindness to me.  Praise the Lord!!!

(Update: after posting this, I went outside and saw this cute baby bunny in the back yard and had to come put him in this post above! Isn't he sweet?  He is living in our back courtyard, I think because his mama told him to stay there where he is safe!)


  1. Pam: That was a divine appointment. We take notice of them when they happen. I enjoyed your scripture choice. I can identify with verses 10, 13, and 14. God is good and He's good, all the time.

    1. Amen!!! Isn't it amazing how the Lord works at times we aren't even expecting Him to? Yes, He is good, all the time good!

  2. Dear Pam, I did not know you have been in the hospital. I am so glad all went well for you and you are now home and able to enjoy your lovely home and yard. Praying you will continue to heal!
    Hugs. Nancy

  3. Pam, I missed out on knowing that you were in the hospital. I'm glad that you are home and healing and I know you were a blessing to Tina as your post is a blessing to me today. I love that Psalm! It means so much to me that God has called me to seek Him.

  4. Oh, Pam, what a beautiful story about your experience in the hospital! So reminds me of the kind angels I met during our stay in Asheville. I will certainly keep Tina, and you, of course, in my prayers as she faces challenges and you are healing.
    And as always, loved your photos! Yes, the baby bunny is the cutest!

  5. What a blessing God sent to you and to Tina. I know you touched her heart as she touched yours. I am so glad to hear all went well and the 'minor' surgery stayed 'minor!!'

  6. Pam, your post is amazing! Your time in the hospital was clearly a divine appointment. You were clearly a blessing to "Tina" and she was a blessing to you. I'm thankful that your recovery is going well. Oh, the Scripture you shared is beautiful, as are the photos that you included. And the baby bunny? Super cute! Prayers for you and Tina.


  7. I'm so sorry that I've not been visiting like I should, so I had no idea about your surgery. So glad things went well and you're now home to get all better. Continued prayers for you and your friend, Tina!

  8. Dear Pam,
    I am so glad to know that all went well for you regarding your recent surgery. I'm also glad to know that you are at home now and recuperating.

    What a blessing and encouragement to your heart it was/is how God arranged those divine appointments for you with your night nurse. Isn't it amazing how He does those things? Love Him for it...yes, I certainly do. Thank you for being willing to be His instrument that night. Take good care of yourself now.



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