Twelve years later, I am sitting in the same town, but it's summer. I am married, we are trying to get pregnant with our first child, and God has me in a place where I have to be completely dependent on Him. I have to have faith that He will sell our house, that He will help us to conceive when it is the right time, that He knows what we can afford and He will keep us in the place where He wants us to live.
The past two mornings I have woken up to a cool breeze and sunshine. I have spent the day with family and a light jacket. Last night I laughed harder than I have in years at how silly my great uncle and cousins are. I could barely contain myself. I have slept with the windows open at night because there is no air conditioner in the garage apartment at my aunt's house, and actually had to sleep under the covers because it gets so cold. I don't remember the last time I did that at home. The last few days God has really shown me to RELAX. To ENJOY Him. To come to Him when I am weary and heavy laden because He is going to take care of me.
This morning instead of going to church, we had church at the condos where the rest of my family is staying. We sat in the sunshine, with my cousins leading worship, and had church. It was so freeing to just sing out and not worry about the golfers on the course, what others might think, what was going to be for lunch because we were there as a family worshiping God! It was AWESOME!
One song that we sang really struck my heart and I haven't been able to get it out of my head (which is why I am sitting down to blog about it) was "Come Ye Sinners".
Here are the lyrics: