Here is an image of the sky deck on the top of the Sears Tower in Chicago, Illinois. People have the option to walk out to this glass box, of sorts, to get a view of the city from a sky-high view, without the obstruction of a wall or cage blocking your view.
It looks thrilling, doesn't it?
This is a picture that comes to mind when I think about faith. Living by faith does not mean we get the luxury of seeing the step ahead of us. Living by faith, to me, is taking that step and trusting that God will be there to catch you-to sustain you, even when I can't see what's ahead.
I am beginning to see a clearer picture of what His plan, His purpose, is for my life, and His people, you and I.
We were created to know Him and to make Him known.
Christianity is not about rules and regulations. There is no checklist. It's all about a relationship.
I love building relationships with people. I often find myself retreating backwards when I feel vulnerable with someone, especially in areas that I feel that I would be most judged and perhaps rejected.
Tonight, we received a miracle.
Several weeks ago, when the Huffmans were here visiting, we met with a man from the area that became interested in Mattaw Childrens Village. We had dinner with him and ultimately we learned that he wanted to fun the entire baby rescue home and perhaps a couple of clinics.
Then he vanished. Completely fell off the radar.
Personally, I felt discouraged. I really don't like getting news like that and then hitting a wall. Ha.
Fast forward 6 weeks to tonight. Tonight some folks from our dinner meeting got in contact with this man and met with him tonight. He confirmed that what he had said that night was true. He is intending to fund the baby rescue home, Sprouts, AND come to Kenya this summer, possibly with his wife, to visit Mattaw.
I'm still trying to process all of this. I'm now venturing into territory I have never walked in before. Dreaming about what this baby home could be. Imagining all the babies that haven't been born yet, or will be born very soon, that we will be meeting and having the honor of giving a safe haven to.
My 6 yr old's face lit up when I told him what God had provided tonight. Ben told me "Mom, why are you so surprised? God has all the money in the world".
Yes, Ben, God does have all the money in the world. It's about taking the next step and saying "yes" even when it feels impossible.
Jesus, thank you for giving provision in areas we had no idea that needed provision. Thank you for allowing us to be stewards of YOUR money as we move forward in finding a location for Sprouts!