The light came into the room early this morning. It was overcast outside, but the house seemed to be filled with light. At 5:30 am, and cloudy, that light could only be from God.
I’m taking a break from social media this weekend. It was time to take some time for me, and my soul. The verse, 3 John 1:2 says, “Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper, and be in health, even as your soul prospers.” My health is a priority, and with God’s guidance, and His healing hand, I will become whole. He is not done with me yet.
There were a couple of men fishing early this morning. I sat at my writing room window, and gazed at the peaceful scene. They knew good things happen, early in the morning.
I sat down, and started responding to email that came in a few days ago. One that I responded to, was from the most amazing woman on this planet, in my opinion. She walked into my life, literally, to become my daughters Nanny, when she was an infant. She loved my daughter as her own, and changed my perspective on life in so many ways.
If you are reading this right now my lovely…This is for you.
Lay your head down tonight
Take a rest from the fight
Don’t try to figure it out
Just listen to what I’m whispering to your heart
‘Cause I know this is not
Anything like you thought
The story of your life was gonna be
And it feels like the end has started closing in on you
But it’s just not true
There’s so much of the story that’s still yet to unfold
This is a song from one of my favorite artists, and I found this guy when I met this lady.
You can watch the video of Steven Curtis Chapman, The Glorious Unfolding.
Bad things happen to good people.
In 2008, Steven’s little girl, Maria, was struck down, by an SUV, driven by her brother. You can read the full article here. Steven has done amazing things for the children of China. He and his wife adopted three girls over a period of time. They started a foundation to help couples do the same called, “Shenandoah’s Hope.”
I cannot imagine the devastation of that family.
Steven has loved the Lord for many years, and is one of the most popular Christian artists to date. Did his marriage fall apart? No. I am sure his wife and him went through hell, and back, but I hope they are stronger than ever before. Did he stop singing? Almost. Here’s an excerpt from Hallels, with more about it.
Chapman’s subsequent album, Beauty Will Rise, focuses on Maria’s death and its aftermath. Chapman almost quit his singing career due to Maria’s death and he nearly chose to never sing “Cinderella” again, but soon realized that Maria would have wanted him to continue singing and to honor her memory by singing “Cinderella“.
Hold on tight. God is nowhere near done with you yet. Wait for the glorious unfolding.