I am nearing the end of a few really crazy weeks.
(In fact, I’m supposed to be getting myself and the kids ready to go, as one will be going to a friends and the other has asked to go with me to a celebration for the 90 and over crowd at our church. Then an afternoon of cleaning before my husband gets back from a week away.)
I can’t even tell you what has all happened or that is hanging over my life – one of those blurs that I will only be able to fully realize when I take out my calendar and journal weeks or months from now.
Yet, I have felt the valleys and mountain tops, and all those moments in between. As an introvert by nature, and extrovert by training, both sides of me have been tested. As a wife and mom, I feel I’ve been a big neglectful, but also know that it has been a time that has fed me and helped me be a better wife and mom. As someone in ministry…
As someone in ministry I have been both blessed and have blessed. God has surrounded me with some very amazing men and women. New people have been brought into my life and dear friends have made their presence known.
In truth, I wonder if this time has been a preparation for something: something only God knows.
The one thing that is sitting with me now, the one thing I just had to write about and share, was that it is truly through community that God works.
God has blessed me, me, a one-time girl who could barely talk to others, with meeting some extremely interesting and amazing people – and truly connecting with them!
God has blessed me, me, a woman once filled with shame, to have numerous people reach out and tell me how I have blessed them!
God has blessed me, me, someone who only wants to do God’s Will, with the knowledge that I am actually doing it!
It is in others that we see the face of Christ, and it is through others that we learn that we can be the face of Christ too.
Lord, help us all open ourselves to a deeper and stronger relationship with you, so that we may have deeper and stronger relationships with friends, family and strangers. Amen.