In Clear View

Twenty years ago today on a balmy July evening, I packed a few things in a suitcase and rolled it out the door of 4962 Heyer Ave.; slamming my heart shut to God and placing the final nail in the coffin of our slain marriage.

Several days before I left, I wrote these words in my journal: “Why? Why did all of this have to happen?” No doubt Clint was wondering the same thing, as he watched his stone-hearted wife turn her back on him…and walk out our front door.

Eleven years of wondering.

“Now we see a dim reflection, as if we were looking into a mirror, but then we shall see clearly. Now I know only a part, but then I will know fully, as God has known me.” 1 Corinthians 13:12

During our mission to Corinth earlier this year, we understood Paul’s words in a deeper way. The photo to the left is the kind of mirror that would have been used in Biblical times. Not much chance of clarity from a surface like that, is there?

Why? Why did “all of this” have to happen?  

Because God has the panoramic picture in pristine view. 

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6 Responses to In Clear View

  1. Kari Hale says:

    Clint and Penny, your marriage and ministry give me hope! Hope of my husbands heart being made new. Hope of us being reconciled. Hope of our marriage being rebuilt. I will never give up. Thank you for being obedient to God. Without your example I wouldn’t be able to have hope.

  2. Sharon says:

    Seeing the actual place. Wow. Thankful that the door did not stay shut permanently between you two.

  3. springawaits says:

    so wish you were out in the West so I can attend a conference. Praying for My Beloved’s heart to turn to flesh from stone, leave the OW and pursue The Lord and or Marriage with all His heart

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