Friday, July 26, 2013

Three years ago today...

...we arrived in France.

Has it already been three years? Has it only been three years? Both questions, though seemingly contrary, echo sincere sentiments.

I'm struggling to find words to summarize what God has done, but I'm not at a loss for emotions.

In his wisdom, he called us.

With his kindness, he leads us.

Through his faithfulness, he keeps us.

By his strength, he restores us.

For his kingdom, he employs us.

To his glory, he transforms us.

God is doing his work all around us--sometimes through us, sometimes in spite of us. And while I can see his hand on our ministry, I'm most overwhelmed by how he's changed, redeemed, and liberated me in the midst of it all.

And isn't that grace?

Jesus calls us to serve, then he uses our paltry efforts--our little loaves of obedience, and he multiplies them.

In nourishing others, I am fed.

 “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest." John 4:34-35

Yep. I get it. I finally get it.

1 comment:

  1. Just the other day I was thinking your "anniversary" was coming up. Three years and counting, congratulations!
    Blessings over the Williamson family.