Today has been a mostly ordinary day. I helped Jerry get up. I went to my part time job at the financial planners, and was able to confidently carry out my tasks with the knowledge I have gained there this year. When my shift ended I attended a team meeting with my seeJesus Bethesda teammates in which we did some final planning for our upcoming fundraiser. It is exciting to see the event and team come together. Then I took a call from another seeJesus co-worker who shared a project that is just starting and asked if I would like to consider being involved with it.
As I pondered this request, as well as some other connections that came my way today I marveled at God’s goodness and grace. You see, it was one year ago today, on this very date that Jerry and I got the first very clear information that life as we knew it was about to unravel. We didn’t know the details, we didn’t know exactly how or when, but as the cliche says, the end was in sight.
To say November 2016 Started us on a tumultuous journey is an understatement. But we’ve all been through our own kinds of floods, fires and trials. You don’t need to hear the “down and dirty” from me.
What I do want you to hear is that our God is faithful! Here we are at November 1, 2017 and we are growing in our new work and ministry roles, we have some exciting plans for our future, and we are stronger in our marriage than we’ve ever been.
Are we all the way through this rough spot? Probably not – people tell us it will likely dance in and out of our lives for years to come. But that’s ok – we are more snug in our cord of three, and that’s a knot I never want to undo!
Ecclesiastes 4:12 NIV
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.