to my beautiful, treasured friends and comrades....
i have a new (used) car!!! coming from salt lake city.
rob moritz found it online. soooo much nicer than i
could ever have dreamed or imagined.
i started looking at a 1998, two-door honda. with
200,000 miles on it....
and Jesus (and you) present me with a 2008 acura.
i knew nothing about this specific kind of car, but it
IS a honda. and has heated seats. the one thing i
secretly prayed for. i know. a luxury. there are times
Jesus just hands out a luxury to us. of some kind.
and we can hardly grasp it. but, in humble gratitude,
we want to glorify Him with the gift. whatever that
my 2005 kia sorento that i so loved
was destroyed, and God has shoved me (because
i didn't cooperate very willingly) into a waiting
school that has left me frazzled and confused and
not even sure i'd even have my own car again.
when surrender was complete...
when the vision had even evaporated.
when hope was shaky and clung to
with trembling hands and shivering legs,
GOd steps in. throws back the curtains.
opens the windows, and delivers the piece
in our lives that we just can't seem to fix.
find. resolve. grasp. and He always does
it "above and beyond" whatever we can imagine.
thank you, oh, thank you....
all of you who contributed..$5 or $50 or $100
or more for this miracle in my life.
bless you. bless you. God is pleased with you,
and i am humbled beyond words by your love
lying on my face.
next to my bed...
"were the whole realm of nature mine...
that were a present far too small...
love so amazing, so divine...
demands my life, my soul, my all...."
forgive me for repeating this hymn multiple
times, but it swells in me, and says it all.