Home for the Holidays, by Thomas Kincaid

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My heart is very full of gratitude today for some recent blessings. Several days ago, while I was praying, I had a very strong feeling that I would soon be in contact with someone from whom I've been separated for a very long time. This was one of the closest friends of my life with whom I had a misunderstanding some 12 years ago. I have prayed about this situation many times over the years and believed that this problem would never be resolved in my lifetime. Then, several days ago, I had a strong feeling that I would be communicating with this person again soon. I didn't see how that could be, but I couldn't help feeling excited at the potential prospect. Yesterday, she contacted me. It came out of the blue and I was astounded when it happened. Our first communications have been sweet. I don't really know where any of this will go, but I am so r.e.l.i.e.v.e.d. I exhaled 12 1/2 years of hurt yesterday. It has left me exhausted and at peace.

I am so astounded by the Lord's ability to hear our thoughts and the longings of our hearts and then to answer so generously the presumed unanswerable. What can I say? What can one say to that? My heart resounds with gratitude. The words "thank you" are not enough to express to our dear Lord the feelings of my heart. My soul sings a wordless hymn, because words are not equal to how I am feeling.

I am also deeply grateful because a job prospect that my husband wants with all his heart is looking stronger and stronger. We will know for sure March 1st, but I am feeling greater confidence that all will be well for us.

How do I close this? I am still so...relieved. I feel like I could jump and sing and sleep for one hundred years, all at the same time.

Praise the name of Him who is above all and still tender and personal enough to reach down and touch a single soul in its quiet yearnings.

We are truly blessed.



Alexandra said...

Always good news when this happens! There is nothing like closure, isn't there?! A good reminder of the power of prayer.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I hope both situations come to fruition in exactly the best way.

Beth at Aunties said...

I love how time heals and the how the Lord works His miracles in our lives!
I am so hopeful too your family will be taken care of!

Let's go to lunch next week!