Wednesday, April 20, 2005

A Humbling Day

Today was one of those days when I was in awe of how God has provided for us through amazingly generous people. Today was the last day for ticket sales for the benefit dinner and it sold out before lunch. I found out just how many people are involved with putting it on (a lot). Then at dinner tonight at church, I talked with Barbara who is putting another benefit dinner at our church for just our family. Right before I talked with Barbara, a student at Young came up and handed me two dollars and fifty cents: it was her allowance for the week and she wanted us to have it. I have spent most of my life depending on no one but myself. About ten years ago, I started depending on God. The Bible says that if I will humble myself before Him, He will lift me up. We (that is Jess and I) have been very humbled these last few weeks, and we are just now learning that it is often human hands He uses to do the lifting up. To all of you who are lifting us up in so many different ways: thank you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful message.

We feel such humility given the adversity you are facing (versus what we previously perceived as problems in our lives) and are even more humbled by the great courage with which you are facing it.

With great love and prayers,

Anita, Chuck, Sarah Jane and Hugo
Portland, OR