We are winding down for the day.
My eyes feel puffy…as if I have been weeping all the day long.
Yet, I have not been weeping all the day long, rest assured.
But I just feel so much is going on.
And it threatens to dismount me.
It threatens to shake my boat.
But my anchor is Him
As Hebrews 6 says, our Hope is an anchor
It is SURE and it is STEADFAST
And it is Him, this God who became flesh to dwell among us
He is our Hope
And He entered within the veil!
He went into the holiest place, where we need to go
(If we want Hope, that is)
He, our Hope goes, for us, to the place we cannot
And He is dripping blood, Holy as He comes out
And on His way out, He invites us in
He invites us in to be cleansed with a Living Hope
And He invites us to be steadied with the assurance of His anchor in all the storms of life
He is my anchor, dear ones
He is my anchor in the midst of each and every storm
In the midst of each and every financial need and surgery
He is my Hope.
So if that is true and if nothing can separate us from His love, then what have we to fear?
Those words, Living, were keeping me going today
But I was still weary, not gonna lie;)
But, as He often does
A dear sister, nina;), sent me these timely words from romans 4,
“Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed
and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, So shall your offspring be.
Without weakening in his faith,
he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead
– since he was about a hundred years old
Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God,
– and that Sarah’s womb was also dead.
but was strengthened in his faith
and gave glory to God,
being fully persuaded
to do what he had promised.“
I am asking for this gift.
This gift that Abraham was given.
For it is hard to walk and trust and believe times
It is hard to keep on going.
It is hard to keep having to ask and pray and share the need we have for our son.
But I believe it is not OUR burden
He says “come to me ALL YOU who are WEARY & HEAVY BURDENED and I WILL give you REST”
He spoke those words and they are Truth.
This is not a burden for us to carry.
You and I, we are simply His instruments on this here earth.
Let’s trust that “He who began is faithful and will bring it to completion”
And let’s trust that even when we are faithless, He remains faithFUL
He cannot deny Himself.
We met with a large group today at UNC
A group of people from all throughout the Hospital and Medical Foundation
Who are coming together to work with us on raising the funds
The need is great
We are still needing $150,000
We can give you a new update on money raised by Monday of next week.
As of now, it is around $10,000.
So we have a ways to go.
And Adam’s surgery cannot be scheduled until the money is there.
Let us trust Him.
Let us ask for that faith of Abraham
That “AGAINST ALL HOPE”
he still had hope.
Dear ones, this seems beyond impossible.
Already so much has been done for our boy, you may think.
“And now you want MORE??”
Maybe that is just my flesh thinking such things
But perhaps some of you are as well.
And it is ok.
I don’t get discouraged by that.
Because that would be the NATURAL response.
And to raise this much again is surely “against all hope”
But, as Abe did, let us still cling on to that Hope that went behind the curtain on our behalf
Let us let His Word persuade us that Abba Father
He has the power to do what He promised.
*most of these gorgeous shots were captured by the one and only Dana Senior…our “hostess with the mostess” here in NC.