“But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.”
It’s been a long 2 weeks in our household. Three sick and one with a broken ankle, and one of the sick ones was me! Hard to do Thanksgiving well when you’re not feeling great, but God gave me the strength and grace. And it was a wonderful Thanksgiving with family!
Advent has begun. It has always been one of my favorite liturgical seasons, even though waiting is not my strong suit. The slow progression towards the birth of our Infinite, Awesome God always humbles me and takes my breath away. That God chose to come into the world as a baby, as we are born, shows how much he loves us. More than we can even fathom.
Thinking about great, unconditional love has made me feel even more deeply how thankful I am for my marriage and for the man with whom I share this journey. He knows me better than I know myself. He helps me see wisdom when I would be foolish. He is a patient counselor who has words of comfort and compassion. He is a great friend and a lot of fun. His humor keeps us all on our toes. He is loving, loyal and a great father. The greatest gift God has given me is Himself, but second to that is my husband. I am a lucky girl and I hope and pray that my own children will have marriages that are deep and true and centered on Christ.
As I watch my husband progress further into the deaconate formation process, I am thankful that he is able to pursue his passion for God in this way. I am growing with him in his walk as he grows towards Christ, and I am thankful for that. I am looking forward to what God will teach us in this season of waiting.