Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know”              Jeremiah 33:3]

Throughout this year I have ministered to many hurting people in the midst of having to work through the process of ‘letting go’.  Relationships only stay healthy in an environment of freedom and I receive many testimonies of how God brings His children through to face the future with hope and encouragement.  This one touched my heart.

“It has been a difficult year for me as i have had to surrender first my children then my husband and now it seems our church will be merging with a mega church in the new year so that too I am in the process of surrendering.

I had a birthday present from my Pastor it was a huge plant called Purple rain, after opening the package the large leaves fell out and draped over the pot covering the table.  Where will it fit, was my first response.  You can’t just place it on a windowsill, too wide, it swamped the kitchen table, too hot in the lounge with the log burner, and finally I found the perfect place, on a low big round coffee table in the conservatory.  Why am I telling you all this, because as I gazed at the beautiful plant the words of the song “Purple Rain” sang in my ear, “I never meant to cause you any sorrow, I never meant to cause you any pain, i only wanted to see you laughing in the purple rain”.  It’s time we all reach out for something new that means you too, Purple Rain”.

This was once again a place of surrender; the plant was me, where do I fit?  Where shall I be?  What shall I do?  I know God is taking all that I have from me so that I can fully surrender to Him, to abide in Him means nothing and no one is needed but Christ, “I never meant to cause you sorrow, I never meant to cause you pain I only wanted to see you laughing in the purple rain.”  This is about hope and faith and relationship and I know as I abide so God will find a place for me.

So now a New Year dawns, and I know God will turn my tears to Joy and my sorrow to laughter and I know with him I will dance in the “purple rain.“