Blessed be God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble by the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
This morning's cloudy and cool weather had me looking forward to homemade soup, football, & a nap after church. Those plans were interrupted by sunshine and an Eagle Court of Honor not on my calendar.
Conflicted over the evening's demands of us we opt for a last minute date night and hire the teen to kid sit his brothers. Our kids' hopes for the evening are interrupted and we weren't sorry.
We got to hear Rick and Sherri Burgess speak their life story of faith through pain and loss. My 10 year old is the same age their youngest son should be. I remember the day news of their son's drowning broke. It crushed me and my day to day routine as a young mom of 3 was interrupted. The same story that crushed me restored me and encouraged me in hope this evening. We both left with lifted spirits and resolve to fortify our marriage and parenting.
We call home and interrupt the boys' wii marathon and let them know we'll be home soon, time to shut 'er down and run a Z. Commence the bedtime routine.
I send a tweet out to @bigvox and thank them for sharing their story and scroll through Instagram while we chat about the evening and hope for some peace and quiet at home. My homeward thoughts are interrupted by a rude collision.
We are unbroken. We walked away. We are home safe and sound with our boys thankful that the Lord would interrupt what could've been.
Know this. Had He not interrupted this wreckage with life and wholeness, He would not be any less good. He is good and faithful in all things. This falls into the category of all. We are thankful for life, thankful the other driver was not injured.
In all things, God is good. We are not lucky. We are purposes and understand His providence and mercy. We are never alone. We pray you have this assurance too.
Jesus loves you, dear reader. He endured the cross for you and offers the greatest exchange of your ashes for His beauty, His peace, His salvation. Our greatest hope is that you would receive Jesus and love Him and answer His call to "Come, follow me."