This has never been more true to me than now. Was it by chance or happenstance that I crossed paths with the folks I needed most this week? Was it fate?
Nah. There was nothing routine or ordinary about the ways in which these chance meetings occurred. It was God. God all the way. Les and I had to make a really difficult decision this week (to bring Camden home for home schooling) and we had been praying about it for days.
We were torn about the decision and really just wanted God to give us some kind of sign as to what He would want us to do.
And if possible, could it be bright neon pink, blink obnoxiously, and hit us square over the heads so we'd have no doubts...
But, alas. It doesn't work like that...at least not most times. ;)
Les and I knew this decision would be a biggie. It wasn't something that we took lightly. With it came a ton of questions, insecurities, and unknowns.
Not once, but three times, God sent people our way to give us support and encouragement this week. One of these folks was a complete stranger. Not one of them told us what we should do, they did not try and sway us one way or another - no one came bearing the blinking, neon sign that we craved so much.
But God didn't send those people to tell us what to do. God whispered His presence through these precious people to let us know that we were being supported, loved, and being prayed for. Knowing we had so many in our corner, made the decision less scary. God's sign didn't come in the form of us being told what to do, but rather in the comfort of making the decision with a peace in our hearts.
We started our home schooling journey on Tuesday and since have received all kinds of love and encouragement from friends and family. We are incredibly thankful for all the people that continue to reach out and help us figure it all out. We are truly blessed with the people in our lives and for a God that answers our prayers in His time, His place, and His perfect way.