A Great God
Today I was reading in Romans, I believe. This is the God we trust: the God who can make the dead live, and the God who sees the future with the same certainty we see the past.
It's been an interesting couple of months. In July we put in an offer on a triplex that seemed to meet every one of our desires in some way: a dedicated studio/office area for Rod, closer proximity to the church, a garage and decent-sized yard, and a suite to rent out. Then the listing agent didn't even present our offer. And we grieved. And we dared to hope again.
The end of August we put in an offer on a commercial property on Main Street. This seemed even better: we could design all these areas we wanted and have a more open concept, even bigger yard, garage, and the possibility of a suite, and be even closer to church, plus have store-front. It was a frenzied week as we tried to get all the conditions of sale wrapped up. I spent hours working on floor plans and even lost some sleep. But one week after the offer was accepted, our building inspector revealed that this would not be the place for us. And we grieve. And we dare to hope again.
Rod has two more weeks of parental leave available. We're hoping he can take them. Maybe we'll get away to a cottage for a bit. Maybe we can give our current home a bit of TLC. It's so important to take care of our souls. When Rod got home yesterday, I picked up the fixings for a very nice steak dinner, complete with corn on the cob, new potatoes, peach/spinach salad, and watermelon. I made us some smoothies to tide us over, fed the kids some leftover pasta, and got them in bed. It was such a good decision for us. We could enjoy preparing the meal together and eating in peace and quiet. It was so healing.
God, we don't know where you're going with all this, but we trust you to bring your plans to completion. You're a great God: in strength, wisdom and love!