Saturday, January 23, 2010

joy.

Numerous times during this past month I have felt weighed down by heartaches of this world. For a friend, who is 16 weeks pregnant, and her husband, who was diagnosed with cancer, babies who will never know this side of heaven, for grieving parents, for a dear friend who is pregnant and her husband spent the last 3 months in Afghanistan, for broken relationships, for the devastation of the earthquake in Haiti, and the list goes on...

What an opportune time to study the book of Ruth at church....for the reminder that God is at work even in our darkness times.

We have seen his goodness. We are rejoicing that Jason's cancer hasn't spread into his organs and/or brain. John is returning HOME from Afghanistan tonight! Despite the devastation in Haiti, Ellie is HOME [in Grand Rapids] with Jayne, and numerous other Haitian children were released to their adoptive families-some who have been waiting years.

We have so much to be grateful for.
So many prayers have been answered and we've been blessed beyond what we deserve.

1 comment:

john & kristin. said...

I couldn't have said it better myself. Thank you for all your prayers, and for rejoicing with us that John is home! You are right-God is working even in those dark times. I know God will use these other circumstances for good, somehow, sometime. My heart goes out to the Vasaris', as well as your friends who are pregnant and battling cancer, and of course the people of Haiti. Love you guys.