What a beautiful day. Or so it seems from looking out the window. The sun on our faces is warm through the glass and that is about as close as we’ll get for the rest of the day. But we did get out this morning for a date at the Honker. It reminded us of days before cancer, only a month ago, but seemingly years ago. Saturday used to be that day WAY back then. But today is Sunday and that works too.
We are trying to assess which changes in our lives will be permanent and which are temporary. Obviously we will be fixing our own meals and cleaning our own house at some point in the near future. So that change is temporary (but what a blessing that is). We’ll also get back to serving at Next Chapter, worship team, Saturday evening youth activities and some of the other things we do individually. That change is also temporary, but potentially we will never be as busy as we were.
The permanent changes are deep seated. We may not have encountered God like Moses, Saul or Isaiah, with bright lights and overwhelmingly holy presence. But in a much, lesser way, we may be encountering him like Job did, and our reaction should be the same. Who are we to question God, who is perfect in all intentions and deeds? He knows everything and works it all for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purposes. The encounters with God throughout scripture are marked by changed lives and a purpose to go tell others about what he has done.