Friday, May 25, 2012

In Due Time

It has been two years today since we sat in the ultrasound room waiting for the first glimpse of our newest babe.  Followed minutes later by the news of things beyond our understanding. There was pain in the offering, yet there was beauty and hope.  

While the date and the emotions are tucked in my mind for always it isn't a day to mark on the calendar in celebration or in grief.  It just is. This date is part of Gabe's story. Now, thankfully, we know the seemingly devastating news of that day, is not so devastating. We know the joy of September 21!

Of course, God also knows the feelings today holds. He guards my heart as I replay the reels.  In my daily devotion book this morning he reminded me,

"When things don't go as you would like, accept the situation immediately.  If you indulge in feelings of regret, they can easily spill over the line into resentment.  Remember that I am sovereign over your circumstances,and humble yourself under My mighty hand.  Rejoice in what I am doing in your life; even thought it is beyond your understanding." 
~from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

Although unread until this 2012 morning, these are words we have been trying to live out since May 25, 2010. 

"...that he may lift you up in due time." ~I Peter 5:6