i didn't think that i would feel uprooted when the time came for us to move again. but i do. in the 8 years that we've lived here, there are roots that have formed and begun to grow deep into the earth. relationships, places, community...there has been growth here for us. transplanting will be a little hard (though i don't doubt that we will be just fine in our new environment).
since our decision to move, i've learned two things: 1. God is faithful. 2. God loves his children.
okay, i know those things already, but it's something else to really experience it. He has been so faithful in providing for us the things we need in regards to the move. all in His perfect timing, we have financially been able to take care of the important repairs needed for our house before we leave.
He has provided us with people to help us with our move in different ways. our church family has stepped up and helped clean our home, fix a window, loaned us their car until we move (right now we only have one and having two allows for more flexibility), painted our upstairs...it reminded me of these verses. it's like a family. we share with each other, and help one another out. whatever is needed that need is met so that no one is in need of anything. it's encouraging to see that lived out amidst our friends and church family.
we see God's love overflowing in our lives (not that it hasn't before), and i am humbled and amazed. He has loved on us through pecan pie, get-togethers, words of love and encouragement through friends, prayer, tears and hugs. it has been an overwhelming feeling, and has been a great reminder of God's character, His promises and His will for us.
emma's memory verse last week was from joshua 21:45: not one word of all the good promises that the LORD had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to. talk about a timely verse for us. God came through on his promises for the Israelites, and He will come through on His promises for us. all we need to do is walk by faith.