Loss and Restoration

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This weekend we will celebrate 2 years since our house fire and 1 year being in our new home. Celebrate. Yes, you heard me right. We are choosing to celebrate the fact that God makes “beauty from the ashes.” The past 2 years have been days, months, and years of deep growth for me. I have learned so much about myself. God has revealed Himself to me in many ways. What I have discovered is this weekend in October will always be very special to me. It’s a weekend that merges together a loss and a restoration. I pray that I will never take this weekend lightly. I wish there was a word for this type of occurrence. But I couldn’t seem to find or come up with one such word.

Anyway, this weekend we will celebrate the following things:

  • God’s provision: He kept us safe. He provided for us when we were in need. He led us to sell our lot and move on. He worked out the details for us to live in Hunter’s Walk.
  • God’s blessing: We believe that everything we have is a blessing from God. We are just stewards of it all. Remembering this helps us to live with a Heaven perspective. We also still give God thanks for the many people that helped us over the last 2 years.
  • God’s teaching: God has taught us so many lessons this year. Mourning will be comforted, God will supply all we need, Grieving over loss takes time, God’s will always prevails, we make plans but God directs us, and many others.

Will you joining us in giving the Lord praise this weekend for all He has done? 

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And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

“The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” Job 1:21b

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