Just as sure as the bulbs come back each year, God will come back in all His fullness. We must wait expectantly, knowing that it WILL happen.
We have a lot of new things going on these days.
- The Jubilee Food Pantry will be up and running before we know it (read more here).
- Spring has just come to Oregon, bulbs in full effect.
- Ally is starting to read like a champ.
- A new confidence is being built in me as I watch my husband go after the vision God has given us for this area.
In all honesty, being the food pantry for Hubbard, OR is a little daunting. But I can stand firmly in the Path that we walk and have walked. I look behind us and see how God has built our faith as we have patiently (and sometimes not-so-patiently) persevered into this completely unknown land. As I watched Andy building the food pantry in our garage, there were times when I felt like I was watching Noah. I have asked myself a few times, "What are we getting ourselves into?" And more than once, I have had to release it to my man because of my emotional basket-caseness. Good thing I married an administrative visionary who loves me so much.
The vision is coming. I can see it now.
And now that I see it, the reality has hit me with an intensity. We are here, this is a major commitment, and God has chosen us for some strange reason. Just some regular family on Baines Boulevard taking up our post in the Kingdom of God, here on earth.
We are a little scraggly at times; yelling at our kids, yelling at each other, bouncing our crying baby, snotty noses, talking too much or too little, eating cereal for dinner, borrowing this and that from our neighbors, cars that break down too often, and we fart.
But we also love Jesus so much that there is nothing that will stop us from following Him. Nothing.
He is coming back.
We wait expectantly as we let our little lights shine as brightly as possible.
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. And through your faith, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see. 1 Peter 1:3-5