|Posted on June 26, 2019 at 9:30 AM|
You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, that I might sing praises to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever! Psalm 30:11
I weep as I type those words. For the last few weeks I have spent more time with my big sister than I have in these 25 years. The enemy took her from me, stole those years from us. He had her enslaved and though she was set “free” for a year it wasn’t till a few weeks ago I was able to spend time with her. Every day has been a blessing but each day that passed we knew was one day less for us to be together unless God intervened.
With hope in my heart we stepped into the valley of the unknown cautiously not taking for granted the time we had. Yesterday we received news that what we hoped for was possible. His favor had been given to her and in some ways to me. How I longed for this day for 25 years. How I hoped for it. I was so overwhelmed. Weeping tears of joy, hugging profusely, thanking God repeatedly. Jumping up and down and shaking each other in our embrace was our way of dancing.
These past few days I have taken her through my journey through this promised place. How God revealed Himself to me. Chose me to know Him. Whispered Words of comfort and encouragement. All the while leading me to a place I would hope she could be with me. Hoped that she could experience and see and taste and know that God is so good to us. That in spite of the journey we have never been alone. Like I want and she wants what is good for her children imagine how much more God wants for us because we are His children, His sweet dear children.
I know that what I have is undeserved. If I was given this life based on my own merit I would have none of it. I know that because He sent His son to be the mediator that stood like a gate between my sins and my salvation that I am able to stand in this place rejoicing in His goodness and that love He has shown to me these last few weeks. It’s not going to be easy. We still have so much road in front of us still but we reached the first peak in this promise and back to the unknown we go filled with a renewed hope in our step.