Sunday, August 9, 2009

Quote that keeps me going

It's no secret that I have been through the wringer with my boys (and what parent can't say that?). My journey has a purpose and I pray that it includes helping other moms.

I am doing the "Esther" Bible Study by Beth Moore and in the very first lesson, I'm already blown away by what I'm learning!
Beth describes the opening of the Book of Esther as a "once upon a time." This is used 5 times in the Bible and each time there has been a major catastrophe/drama!

So on page 14 she quotes (someone, I can't find the reference)..."The ending to each story is happy, but before that happy ending is realized, much grief occurs."

Ok, I can see that... but then she goes on to say (and this is the one that really speaks to me/keeps me going/makes the drama tolerable) "When we trust our lives to the hand and pen of an unseen but ever-present God, He will write our lives into His story and every last one of them will turn out to be a great read. With a grand ending. And not just in spite of those catastrophes. Often because of them. Don't just wait and see. Live and see."

This reminds me that I have two "funky" kids for a reason! I need to make our lives count! Sign me up for the adventure, God! (But could it be one of those multiple-choice adventures?)


Beckie said...

I like that quote! And I looove Beth Moore's Bible Studies. I would like to do more, so maybe I'll go check her out now that you posted about her. Everything happens for a reason and is always in God's plan. That's what I hold onto. I may just be using Beth's quote now though, I like it a lot better.

Kimberly @ RaisingOlives said...

What an amazing post. I admire your love and devotion to your boys and pray for you as you walk this path that is not of your choosing, but of your heavenly Father's.

Your testimony is an encouragement to me and I hope that I may someday hear of the grand ending to your story.