It is so interesting to watch God’s timing at work.
Yesterday morning, in writing that day’s entry entitled Walking In The Dark, I had no idea at the time that I had a third and final interview scheduled for yesterday afternoon. When I wrote of “walking in the dark” and “waiting on the light” that was in fact what I was doing at that moment. It was only a few hours later that the darkness of my journey of being unemployed for fourteen months would be lifted and that by the end of the afternoon I would be offered and accept a position at Shorter University.
I am thankful today for God’s faithfulness to me and my family.
I am thankful today to family, friends and others, some that we have not met, that have encouraged, supported, prayed for and fasted and have stood by us during this time.
I am thankful today that precious people who God had directed, blessed us both financially and in many other ways. As our good friend Vicki says, “It is God’s provision.” It is a beautiful and amazing thing to watch the Body of Christ at work.
I am thankful today for the multiple anonymous financial gifts that have been directed to us. We may never know you by name, but God does, and we have asked Him to return to you the blessings you have given away. And to allow our family to bless others as you have blessed us.
I am thankful today for Shorter University, that not only believed in me, but more importantly, that believes that Jesus Christ is the priority for successful human existence.
So, I am thankful today.
One of my favorite stories in the Bible is of the ten lepers who Christ healed. All ten left healed yet only one returned to say thank you.
I am that leper.
Christ healed me of much, gave me a new life, gave me the potential to do good and not harm, gave me a calling to bring Hope, just as Christ has given Hope to me.
“Now one of them, when he saw that he had been healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice, and he fell on his face at His feet, giving thanks to Him.”
I am that leper and… I am thankful today.