Amy and I returned to our “home” church for regular worship services this morning. The first thing that struck me when we walked through the door was a friend smiling and saying to us, “You made it!”
Our attendance at services at our Wasatch Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church in Salt Lake City has been rare these days, more out of a need to keep an eye on our finances than any lack of desire to go to church. This was a special visit, one that included doing something I’ve been wanting to do for quite a while now.
This morning, I gave some personal testimony in front of our church family and visitors on what it’s like to be unemployed for well over a year, and to make it through with faith, strength, patience, trust, and a belief that — if we believe — we can make it through any “flood waters” that come our way.
Like the story of Noah and the Ark, it comes down to trust, belief, and a willingness to take yourself out of the driver’s seat. It also helps to keep your eyes and your mind open to the signs that can help you through, no matter how small it seems those signs might be … like something as small as the wings of a dove.
- Facing life’s challenges together, 23 years later (viewfrommiddleclass.wordpress.com)
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- Today’s Birthday: JOHN HARVEY KELLOGG (1852) (euzicasa.wordpress.com)