The past 6 months have been challenging in so many ways. Each day has a new challenge or unexpected twist now doesn’t it? But along with those challenges has been a resounding theme of God’s grace, His provision, His care; for me personally and for our family. We have been blown away by how God has used so many people to give to us financially (some we have never met), emotionally and physically (by sending cards, a meal, giving a hug, watching our kids), and spiritually (by praying for us, encouraging us, sending us notes and cards). It’s honestly a little overwhelming and humbling to be on the receiving end of such generosity by people like you, our team of ministry partners, our students, our family and friends, and ultimately our God. God has used people, the body of Christ, to spur us on, to reaffirm that yes indeed we are right where He wants us to be. I read a quote this week (that I’m probably going to get wrong but it was something like this) that said, “It’s often darkest when you’re in the shadow of His wings.” Sometimes that can be true. It can feel dark when God is actually protecting you or doing something in your life.
All that to say that I’m so grateful right now. I’m thankful for God’s timing even though it has seemed so late recently. I’m thankful for how He has chosen to show His love to us through people.
So here’s my challenge to you, if God puts someone on your heart in some way act on it. Pray for them, send a card, call, text, fb or whatever to let them know that you are indeed thinking and praying for them. It could just be the encouragement that they need for that day. Thanks for those of you who have done that for me. It has been such a blessing!