I have been given a gift. A brief glimpse into the incredibly kind, generous, loving heart of the Father. A time so precious it’s hard to believe it could ever have come from such challenging circumstances. A month ago. Just one month ago. My life felt like it had been destroyed. And now I sit here, today, changed. By the grace of God.
He has made beauty from ashes.
He has wiped away every tear.
He has taken heart ache and turned into celebration.
When I look at the door that was closed, I realize that God knew. He knew I needed to live in the present. To be fully here with my family. To enjoy rest, to have time to savor and relax and cherish. God knew that I was stuck, and He released me.
He released me and He heard the cries of my heart. When I think about the ways that God has answered prayer for my family in 4 weeks. 4 short weeks? It seems like too much. Too many gifts, too many blessings. Immeasurably more than we could have ever asked for or imagined.
Whatever the new day holds, I want to walk firmly into the present with my hands held open to the gift of the Father – the One who knows my past, my today, my tomorrow, and exactly what I need. I want to walk forward in confidence, carrying with me this legacy of redemption.
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