When God saved the Israelites from slavery and abuse, He allowed them to wander in the desert some forty years on a journey that should have taken only eleven days. He did this for a purpose: He was teaching them and preparing them how to be a holy people for a holy God. He was showing them His heart, His faithfulness, His trustworthiness, and His love.
We have been in somewhat of a desert: infertility, six miscarriages, two sons passing away at birth, and a brain tumor – just to name some highlights of our young marriage.
Like the Israelites, God has a purpose for us in this; He is working it out and even giving us joy! He has forged us through this suffering and created in us a faith and trust that could not have been gained otherwise. All along the way, He has proven Himself as Father, Counselor, Redeemer, and Friend.
Beyond This Desert is our life: where we are going and what we have gained, all the while knowing God has more…
AboutThis is our story, the story of our children waiting in Heaven, our children here now, our children yet to be, and a God who carries us forward every step of the way.
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