As I look back on my life, every turning, every bump on the road, I am amazed at the benevolence and abundance of God’s grace poured out with increasing measure.
A lot has happened and if you can pardon the cliché, time does heal, and yes one does learn to laugh again! But with God at the centre, a beautiful tapestry of colours is what I see. Every thread, every colour, lovingly weaved into just the right place. His sovereign workmanship, all His doing and I’m so thankful. (Ephesians 2:1)
One of the hardest things that I have had to endure to date is the loss of a sibling. My youngest sister passed away in a tragic car accident 14 years ago. I do thank God that he gave us the opportunity to draw close as adults. We were like chalk and cheese as kids, not much in common. I was the eldest, she was the youngest. We always remained different but were able to form a strong bond and spend time together in our twenties, a long time ago!
God has sustained me and my family through terrible grief. He has seen us through every single moment. Through the pain, the fear, the anger and the doubt even! I am thankful to God for his Word, the ability to pray and be heard.
I am thankful for the church family and friends who offered us such support. I truly cannot imagine life as a Christian without the support of the church family, without fellowship, without meeting to discuss God’s Word, without praying together and breaking bread together.
The Lord has prepared a feast for us! I’m not skimping on this feast, I don’t want to take nibbles, I want everything he has to give me.
I am so very blessed knowing that God is for me (for us), knowing that he is constantly at work, working all things (yes even the bad and ugly ones) together for our good. (Romans 8:28). The trials and temptations we face with the Lord help us draw closer to Him. The sufferings we undergo are not faced alone. I know that Jesus experienced separation from God so that I don’t have to. I am so thankful to Him for this and so much more.
I do not know what the future may hold, but I do know that my life, your life, our lives are in His wonderful, capable hands. (Psalm 139:16) I live knowing that his sovereign overcoming grace is enough for today, tomorrow and the next. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
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