A letter to my church: Isn’t the BRIDE OF CHRIST beautiful?…and I am sure I only see specks of it’s GRAND beauty due to my finiteness. From my point of view: she is magnificent! Thank you church family, precious friends, comrades, bucklers, cooks, encouragers, prayer warriors…for continuing on with us in this adventure of tremendous praise, difficulty, beauty, pain, growth, and battling. If any church has ever been willing to put on the muck boots and wade into the muddy river to help save brother’s and sister’s- it is you. It is a comfort that God is EVER-present. He is working. He is comforting. He is strengthening. He is making things new… It is amazing. All the new developments are familiar as we have experienced similar things before. Only the really neat thing is that we are different this time, we have more courage, we have more faith, and we still look forward to a bright future- even today! Charlie is still fighting and his mom (and family) will not give up the fight. The news could be dashing, but I choose to see like Elijah’s servant, the massive angel armies that are encamped ALL around us… I’ve never felt safer!
As for God, His way is perfect;
The word of the LORD is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him.
So I will pick up my shield among the rest of the provided armor needed for this battle. Thankfully I know the ending- the victory is HIS!
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers , against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Eph. 6:11-12
Thank you for the support and strength that your prayers are for us in these days.
With much affection for the Bride,