One of the things I find myself missing, since I have been single, is an advocate. There are times in life when another speaking up for us is a direct reflection of the regard they have for us. For a huge assortment of reasons and circumstances there are times when I find myself unable or unwilling to speak up for myself. It can be a frustrating and sometimes disarming to realize I am at a loss for words and do not speak up for myself.
Recently Dr. SIL spoke up for me--without prompting --concerning the sale of my Fort Worth home. It warmed my heart to know he thinks enough of me to speak up when he thinks I might need an advocate. It really was not a big deal-but in the midst of moving-it was creating a stressful situation for me. The really amazing thing is finding out he had spoken on my behalf was the trigger to help make a good decision about the dilemma. It is amazing how important it is to us to know someone loves us and has our best interest at heart.
When you think of the children who are out there with no one to be their advocate, it is heart breaking. What would the knowledge that someone was standing in the gap for you do for one's future health and happiness. To know someone cares enough for us to speak up for us is a huge lift up. We all have the basic need to be loved and cared for.
As I thought this incident over it occurred to me Jesus is our advocate with The Father. He speaks to God for us--because He sacrificed it all for us. He is our GASA -God Appointed Special Advocate. Because of Him, we are able to approach the throne of God and receive His mercy. What a blessing to have the highest Advocate pleading our case and standing in the gap for our eternal well being.
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin
And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father,
Jesus Christ the righteous;
I John 2:1
Moving update--I am in my Louisiana home and getting settled. Sure do miss these people-