Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Nothing's Too Hard...

Krista's mom has a wonderful assistant who came to Krista's services last week. She was very touched by the services and was thinking about us while riding home. During the trip she turned to her friend who was driving and expressed her concern about how hard it was going to be for Jacob, Emma and I. As soon as she said this she looked up and saw a billboard along the side of the road that read "Nothing's too hard for God". She commented about how amazed she was and knew that Krista was still working to lift her spirits, even from the other side.
Truly nothing is too hard for God. And with His help we can overcome all He ask of us. Krista wrote the following to her 2ofus4now support group on March 15th 2009:
"I really know -- that God made me and loves me, just like he loves you. Just like he loves my family. He knows what we need in order to be all that we want to be. Whether I live or die, all is well. It may not be easy for me or for my family, but all is well. Our loving God is in charge, and if we will just stop trying to grab the steering wheel, he will take us where we need to go."
I know this to be true. For some reason things have to be the way they are. Krista finished her test and was called back to our Heavenly Father before we expected. But she was ready. She had been preparing for this for many years and was ready to meet her Savior and receive her eternal reward. I also know that God love me and my family just as He loves you and all of His children. He knows me, knows how I feel. He knows how much I miss Krista and the worry I have about being a good enough father to help Jacob and Emma endure and overcome this trial. But I also know that He is there to comfort me when I'm sad, to strengthen me when I feel weak, and to encircle me with his perfect love when I humbly kneel before him and ask. I have felt his love and I know He lives.

Jared

5 comments:

Audra said...

Such a lovely posts. Thanks you for sharing with us. You and your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers- Even thought I never met her I feel Krista was a kindred soul and think of her often.

Clyde said...

It never stops to amaze me how powerful words can be when an strong spirit is behind them. You and krista are so much alike you keep passing to us tender words that once she repeated herself - Just what each of us need to hear at this busy (crazy) but most wonderful time of the year... You both are so right: nothing's too hard when our Heavenly Father is in charge.

nisa said...

I was just thinking what Clyde said and had actually stopped to say the same thing. Thank you for being such a good example of faith.

The Shafer Family said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I lived by Krista when we were in junior high and I always looked up to her. A classmate posted news of her passing on facebook and a link to your blog. Just reading a few of her posts shows what a strong and wonderful person she is. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Shell said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful posts...Krista lives in our hearts forever..God bless you and your family!!