Last week was an important time in the life of WBFJ, our annual Sharathon Celebration. I am trying to remember how many Sharathon Celebrations I have been privileged to be part of, both as employee and volunteer, at least 18 or 19. Sharathon Celebrations are important in the life of WBFJ, being a non-commercial, listener supported station. It’s a time of sowing seeds and partnering with a ministry that lifts up the name of Jesus and used as salve for the soul. It is also a time to reflect on how the Lord has used WBFJ throughout the year, important for all of us to see just how faithful our God is.
One of the most rewarding ways of remembering how the Lord has used WBFJ, is listening to the testimonies shared by you, our listening family! To hear how the right song was played at the right time to minister healing and wholeness. We give thanks for what the Lord is doing in your lives!
Today I want to share with you one of those times for me. There have been many through my years as a listener to WBFJ, but today I want to share with you the most recent.
Sunday was Mother’s Day. A much different Mother’s Day than any I had celebrated before. Many of you know that I had been the caregiver for my mama up until she went Home to be with her Lord and Savior, on March 19. I am so thankful for the time we had, for the assurance that she is with Jesus and that we will be reunited one day, but that did not take away the loneliness that my heart felt this Mother’s Day.
I went to the graveyard to put flowers on mama’s grave. I know she is not there, but I wanted to honor mama with flowers. It was a time to just spend quietly, reflecting. Reflecting on the good times, the bad times and the sad times I shared with mama in the last five years. There were definitely plenty of those times. I got in my car to leave, my heart sad and weary. I had WBFJ on, “Come as You Are” by David Crowder was playing, it ministered to me in such a sweet way. How sweet of my Lord to have it orchestrated to play. I heard this song a fresh, new way. It became salve for this heart and soul. The Lord spoke to my heart and I rejoiced in His faithfulness.
Come out of sadness from wherever you’ve been
Come brokenhearted, Let rescue begin
Come find your mercy, oh sinner come kneel
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can’t heal………………………………
I am so thankful for WBFJ, for the way the Lord uses it daily to minister to us all.
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