sweet reminders

For a fun update, we are now at 86% of our support goal. When we get to 100, we get to finally work full time with students and tell them all about the God who loves them!

I had a hard start to my week though. Lots of anxiety and some impatience about our support. The Lord in His faithfulness was so tender with me though. I spent a half day with Him on Monday while Josh was on Daddy duty (love that man!). On the way to the coffee shop to spend some time with God, I heard a song with the lyric, “The One who holds the world is holding my heart” I just had a moment with God and he reminded me how BIG He is but how much He cares about the little details of my silly life. Its not always silly, but sometimes it is.

Since then I have been reading John 10.

11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. 13 The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.

14 “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. 17 The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.”

I am just so thankful to be one of His sheep. Josh is too. We are so aware this week that He is indeed our Good Shepherd. He knows us and we know Him.

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