October is a wonderful time to enjoy the changing tempatures as well as the changing colors of leaves. Change can be good, but it can also be challenging. I’ve invited my friend Jane Jarrell to share about a major change in her life. Be sure to mark your calendar for our next PWC. Oct 26 at Prestonwood Country Club or Oct 27 at Cottonwood Creek Baptist church. Our lesson will be, “The Joy of Knowing Who you are in Christ.” Looking forward to seeing you soon. Now here’s my friend Jane…
Five years ago our life changed.
Shivering in a bland and blah curtained off out-patient cubicle came the shock of my adult life. Awaiting a “procedure” sure to close the option of any other biological children. The doctor entered as they were about to roll me into the operating room and said; “I’ve got good news and bad, the bad news, we need to cancel your procedure, the good news; you are pregnant.” Yes, me, at 44 3/4 years old; a baby.
We had given up hope of another child but God was on His throne; grinning. Tipping the miracle scale in our favor; this procedure was canceled twice because of my mother’s health troubles. If my Mom had not broken her hip forcing the change in plans Luke my never have been part of our family. Hard to really say, as God is in the miracle business, in fact, he specializes in it.
We still look at Luke amazed. Amazed at God’s sense of humor, amazed we are the parents, amazed at a new creation. Grateful for a new direction, often curious if we have what it takes to be the parents he needs. Tired. Never looking at the math equations showing us in our seventies at college graduation. Grinning at what God will do with our little man. Enjoying days infused with blowing bubbles in the wind, swinging high into the sky, dancing in the water hose.
Our little super hero flew in like a breath of fresh air in the middle of life.
Have you ever found yourself in the midst of a miracle? Do you feel as though you are waiting on a miracle that has yet to arrive? God asks us to accept each day as it comes to us, remembering He is sovereign over our life. Rejoice in the day He has made, by looking for His fingerprints in your circumstances. Instead of regrets or resentments, be grateful.
1 Thessalonians 4:17
“Pray continually and give thanks for whatever happens. That is what God wants for you in Christ Jesus.”
Jane Jarrell is a popular speaker and author. You can learn more about her at www.JaneJarrell.com