Sunday, April 3, 2011
I can’t stop pointing out to anyone around, that we’re home. I feel as though I’m bursting at the seams! There have been so many times that I have put something aside until I was home…well, I can stop doing that! It’s so amazing to me and I know it’s nothing short of a miracle! Thank you Jesus!
I’m still walking around the house and loving getting to say this is my home-oh my goodness! Yay! This house was not just about how great our church is (even though I happen to think they’re all so great!), but of what happens when people love Jesus. So many people (some that have never met me and that don't go to our church!) have given so much time and energy to make this home come together. I continue to hear stories, and I’m so unbelievably thankful. You have all blessed us so much!
Today was a very special day for the two of us and the evidence of yet another miracle. Cale and I walked into church. There was no wheelchair-and Cale worshiped. Amazing. Everyone was already sitting and our Pastor shared quickly about us, and then we walked in. The whole church started clapping and Cale’s face lit up! He had a smile the whole way down the aisle! I’m pretty sure I did too…such an awesome moment. Kathy (Cale’s mom) joined us at church today, so that was even more special! God is so good-isn’t He?!
We had another busy afternoon. Mama and I feel like we didn’t get anything accomplished, but I know we did a little! Chei (Cale’s sister) came over this afternoon, along with my sister, Joe, and Beth. I love getting to see everyone and know that this isn't just a temporary thing...we're home! Tomorrow I start with my to do list. On the plane home, I started making my list and it ended up filling the whole page! I showed Cale after and very dramatically explained how much needed to be done. Cale looked at the list and said, “One thing at a time.” So wise! So, tomorrow I start doing one thing at a time.
I asked Cale what he wanted me to write and he said, “Hi! Hi people!”
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. –Romans 15:13
I love the verse above. God-the source of hope. In a hopeless situation (whatever it may be), we can claim and rest in knowing that God is hope. He’s the source of it! He fills us with joy and peace when our world seems shaky and shattered. When there’s a storm and He’s asking us to get out of the boat-we can be totally filled with peace and joy to do it and get through it. We just need to trust Him! The second part says that we will overflow with confident hope. We don’t have to claim that hope and wonder if our hope is just to make us feel good inside, or if it’s real-we can be confident in it through the power of the Holy Spirit! Claim it! Live it! Rest in the hope that is so free to you!
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