I want to share a story with you today.
Keep in mind we are currently in a season of "I don't know's". When I am asked the string of caring, curious questions like-When will you become an official foster family, will you adopt, etc. I am met with yet again needing to answer, "I don't know."
I described this season to a friend lately as our most obedient as far as doing what God asked us to, but almost our most clueless. For the first time in our married lives, we have no five-year plan. Or even a one-year plan. Other than staying totally in love with each other and our God and family that is. The rest of the details just haven't been made clear yet.
This is equal parts freeing and frightening.
But let me tell you about the goodness of God in the midst of the wide open space we find ourselves in. One tiny story tucked among the endless moments that show me again and again, that God is here and on the move. (I keep saying I need to write a book about this season someday)
See that beautiful scripture card in the bowl? There is actually a whole pack of them there, each a strong reminder of the faithfulness and love of God. They showed up in the mail one day, unnanounced and not ordered. A total surprise.
In fact when I saw the package and the company it was from I was very puzzled and even went back to check my orders. Sure enough, I never even ordered these and my last order from the company was months ago. Yet they came on a random day, with a very on purpose message. That I am loved, not forgotten, and equipped by God to look toward the future with bright hope.
God surprised me with love this day. I pray He surprises you today.