I feel like it’s worth noting. We’ve had a stretch of really good days. Yesterday Kyle and I had a coffee date, and all of our conversation was about what’s going well. And that just might be a first. After coffee we went to an evening service at church. Thanksgiving Part 2. A second opportunity for our church family to testify to God’s faithfulness. We started back in November but we ran out of time, so Pastor Randy said we’d do it again. And we did, last night.
Kyle and I both stood up and shared about God’s goodness to us during a crazy stretching year. We said thank you to our church for caring and praying. And then at the end of the night we all sang this song and the song was profound. As I sang I realized sometimes you need to LIVE a song before you can really sing it, and in that moment I cherished this journey.
Standing on this mountaintop Looking just how far we’ve come Knowing that for every step You were with us
Kneeling on this battle ground Seeing just how much You’ve done Knowing every victory Was Your power in us
Scars and struggles on the way But with joy our hearts can say Yes, our hearts can say
Never once did we ever walk alone Never once did You leave us on our own You are faithful, God, You are faithful…
One of the things Kyle said he was most thankful for was the opportunity to gather every Sunday with our church family, Aaron and Nate leading, to sing songs of worship. Especially during those hardest weeks the music filled him up enough to keep him sane.
So today I picked up boys from school and dropped them off at home, and then went right out again for Maple’s walk. When we came back inside I was met by music coming from two different rooms. One boy was in the living room working out a pretty tune on the piano, and another boy was in Luke’s room figuring out some cords on the guitar. No screens. No gaming. Sweet mellow music. And I’m just saying right now I know what an answer to prayer sounds like when I walk into a room, and this one was beautiful beyond describing. This answered prayer.
But also today, earlier, I got some baffling news. Confusing in a God what in the world are you doing now? sort of way. I’ve been shaking my head all afternoon. I was shaking it still when the boys came home and I walked my dog and I came back inside to the sound of music.
And all I really know is I trust HE knows what he’s doing.
Standing on this mountaintop, looking just how far we’ve come, knowing that for every step You were with us.