As a single adult following college graduation, my walk with the Lord was strong. Life was not the way I planned at all, but daily Bible reading and journaling my talks with God sustained me.
One night on our way to my parent’s for Mother’s Day weekend, my newly married brother, his wife and I were in a serious car accident. As the full-size Bronco tumbled numerous times down to rest near a road going in the opposite direction of the freeway overpass we were traveling, I distinctly remember asking, “God, are you taking me now?”
That was May of 1987 and as I listened to testimonies at the most recent church baptism service, the Lord reminded me how far we’ve come since then. You see, this same Sunday was the first since we took our youngest to college and I was dealing with the momma’s heartache of what that means. CHANGES! I relished and enjoyed the purposeful stage of being a stay at home mom in the child-rearing stage of life and now it’s done. Four sons growing up to manhood. If God had taken me back in ’87, marriage and raising the boys to this most recent point would never have happened.
Reflecting on this was a glaring reminder of God’s faithfulness in my life. My heart humbled with gratefulness to Him for this season and the promise of more to come given in Phil. 1:6 “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
My question now is: What season is next for me, Lord?