God is doing an amazing work in
Two weeks ago, Gary and I began looking for a home. We entered a program that assigned a realtor to us. That alone was the first blessing. She is an intelligent, hard-working realtor, and we are really thankful for her. She does not know it yet, but God is going to be using us to share the gospel with her in a short time. We were out looking for homes one Saturday morning. Nothing had peaked our interest, by any means.
In the meantime, we have been waiting a week to hear what God has for us, and He has been working in so many other ways.
Their have been many requests with families in our church lately. My heart has been especially broken for a young couple with two children, whom I work with in children’s ministry on Sunday night. Recently, the wife left the family. They are filing for divorce. I know she has been feeling overwhelmed with her family, work, and school. I know this is not God’s answer for this situation, but my heart is broken for her and her husband, and their two children. I have been praying for her, and after not seeing her in church for nearly four weeks, I was so delighted to see her pick up her children from church tonight. I walked over to her and hugged her. I held her for a long moment. I wanted her to know that I really did care; she began to cry. I know God needs to work in her life, and I just strongly encouraged her to be faithful to church. “I want to see you here,” I told her.
After talking with this mother, my kids and I walked down to the main auditorium.
I know this post is getting immensely long, but I find it hard to stop. When I woke up this morning, I was in great pain. I have been experiencing pains in my leg for about 4 months now. The doctors have done blood tests and an X-ray and both have come back negative. No apparent problem. I am scheduled to get a nerve test later this week. Most days are fine, but some days are just painful to move. When I got to church this morning, I talked to our family pastor’s wife, who was formerly a diabetic, before she had a pancreas transplant. My doctor mentioned “diabetic neuropathy.” I asked Denise if she had heard of it, and she said that she had previously had it. She described the disease, and it really frightened me. The symptoms, however, do not sound like mine. I was somewhat overwhelmed. Fear makes me wonder what it would be like to be in a wheelchair, or what if something happened to my life. I did, however, experience great peace, when I realized that God is in control of this situation, as well. Nothing in my life is outside of His hands.
So, you see, many questions remain unanswered at this point and time. We hope to hear about the house on Monday. We will see what the outcome is. My nerve test is on Tuesday. May God’s will be done in that area as well. With great thanks and great amazement, I look to the week ahead, knowing that whatever happens, my God is in control, and I must rest in that!