The last time we ever set eyes on one another was the day our divorce papers were notarized. Once we parted ways in the parking lot of the notary public, we NEVER saw or heard from one another again. NEVER.
Never means NEVER. No contact means NO CONTACT. No phone calls…no random sightings…no letters. Cell phones and the Internet hadn’t even been invented yet.
NOT ONE SINGLE SOLITARY FLICKER OF HOPE IN SIGHT.
3,231 days and 3,027 miles passed.
And then, on one sacred day…a day ordained from before the beginning of time…a letter of apology arrived in the mailbox of Clint’s house.
And the rest…as they say…is history.
HIS STORY. HIS GLORY.
“Abraham was first named “father” and then became a father because he dared to trust God to do what only God could do: raise the dead to life, with a word make something out of nothing. When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn’t do but on what God said he would do.“ Romans 4:17-18 The Message, emphasis added.
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Amen. We know that it’s hard to trust the end of the story, when you’re in the middle it. May God fill you with grace and strength to press on with HOPE.
I know I have told you both this many times, but this story is wonderful and gives me hope. Hope is what I really need right now.
Jeff, We pray for God’s anchoring hope to be yours. Hebrews 6:19.
Ditto Jeff…This is what we’re all praying for…hoping for…knowing that there is nothing impossible for our God. BTW what a beautiful picture…
BEAUTIFUL STORY, I KNOW THIS IS WHAT GOD HAS IN STORE FOR ME AND MY WIFE.
Stay with your hopes fixed on Him, Martin! Thank you so much for your words of affirmation. May God strengthen you and root you down deep as you wait on Him.
Beautiful story. I patiently wait for my suddenly!
Diane, thank you for your comment. We testify to God’s restorative reach. “Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who hope in the Lord.” Psalm 31:24 NASB
Your story is beautiful, amazing and just simply a miracle, what great faith you must have. I was sitting here crying, praying, praising and asking why then I see your story. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my life. Praise God for both of you!
God has the bigger picture in His sight. We just see this little painful part. Our hearts cry with you as we know how hard the journey is each day. May God ABUNDANTLY strengthen and enourage you. You are NOT alone in this! “I have set the LORD continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalm 16:8
Beautiful story… come to re-read it often. My struggle is what to do and how to be in the meantime… Sort of moving on and living your life without really “moving on” and living your life. Tough place to be.
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