Nine months ago I shared my heart in a blog post that I titled “Faith Must Get Uncomfortable.” I remember writing that post like it was yesterday. We had gathered the essentials that we needed from our mountain home, packed a few belongings in a rented truck, said goodbye to precious friends, and headed down to a much lower altitude because one sweet little blessing in the family simply could not get healthy at the high altitude. As you may remember, we nearly lost Harper to severe pneumonia last winter.
We’ve never driven nearly-new cars! Ours are always several years old with at least 100,000 miles on them, and we drive them until they literally tell us they can’t go another mile! We have to tell someone to come haul them away to scrap yards!
Anthony and I have been awake for most of the night. “Why us?” we have asked one another so many times. We have felt so unworthy of such a generous gift. “What did we ever do to deserve this humongous blessing?” We’re nothing special! We’re just two ordinary people who told the Father a long time ago that we would be obedient—no matter where He sends us or what He called us to do. There have been so very many times when we have completely blown it! We have been unfaithful. We have missed the Lord. We have failed to see opportunities right before our eyes when He has called us to love, to help, to give, and to be a blessing.
But in His unfathomable grace and love that my heart just cannot comprehend…He has chosen to spoil us in this way.