Hello from guest blogger, Catherinanne, after a full day and a busy weekend. Thankfully, a great deal was accomplished for work while at the same time managing to be present to Kevin when he was not resting. It was a sleepy day for him. Coming back from errands for work, I realized I had not responded to a message from Morgan. I decided to take a moment to drive down his way, and as I stopped to look up his number, how surprised I was to see him stopped right beside me as he was driving out. This providential moment reminded me that God is present to us in the smallest of things, and in the smallest of people. When Morgan walked up to my window with cards in hand, they lifted my heart, even before they were read! Thank you, God, and thank you, Morgan, and thank you to each child for your beauty and your creativity. Kevin wants these words to be shared as soon as possible:
“These past few days have been difficult. It is cliché, but it feels like one step forward, and two steps back. This is frustrating and I am struggling to maintain the patience required to rest. It is not easy.
When things get difficult, it is a great lift to know that you are loved and that people are praying for you. This evening, Catherinanne came home and brought a gift bag full of cards from the children from St. Aidan’s Church School. Morgan Sherlock is our Director of Children and Youth Ministries. He took the time to discuss my absence with the children and gave them opportunity to send along these well wishes with the beautiful handmade cards (we are grateful for every message we have received and the time you have taken to send them).
Yesterday was one of my worst days, and today was just a little brighter because 20 children took time to disciple, to love, and to reach out. Thank you for helping me through another day.
Indeed, I feel the words of Joshua (1:9) to be true for me today:
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.