I had the privilege of attending a brunch and concert at Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church, June 2013. I was attending the PCA General Assembly as an exhibitor with Five More Talents. A few months ago, I had signed up for the concert and brunch, not realizing Laura Story was going to be there.
Driving in the rain a couple years ago, I heard the song Blessings playing on the radio. I began to cry and wondered who wrote it and if I could ever find all the words.
God had a bigger picture and I was totally surprised to have the privilege of sharing that time with Laura Story. I had my picture taken after we talked a few minutes. Laura also autographed my CD.
When Laura Story penned her now-famous song “Blessings,” she could hardly have imagined the way it would affect people from across the globe; or the acclaim it would bring. Laura won a GRAMMY award for the song – Best Contempary Christian Song in 2012.
At the brunch that morning, Laura shared about her husband’s diagnosis of a brain tumor going into the second year of her marriage. She explained that his vision and memory are still impaired. In the midst of disability, in the context of going through this, Laura sings the song, “Blessings.”
My friend Cheryl forwarded this video link recently. ?Cheryl wanted me to see the story posted on Desiring God?called ?The Glory of God in the Gift of ?Disability. ?John Piper was talking about…
Jesus says that the purpose of the blindness is to put the work of God on display. This means that for our suffering to have ultimate meaning, God must be supremely valuable to us. More valuable than health and life.?
But what if the intense suffering is happening to your child? Can God really be more valuable to a parent than a healthy child? Can there possibly be purpose to disability?
Listen to the tough policeman explain how his life was forever changed by God – using his adopted son.
[vimeo http://vimeo.com/24147969 &w=470&h=310]
Greg Lucas, the policeman, and father of Jake tells the whole story in a new book, ?Wrestling with an Angel: A Story of Love, Disablity and the Lessons of Grace.
This touched my life, and was a blessing to me.
It’s been said that if one prays for patience he/she better be ready to go through (or is it grow through?) some trying times.? Back in the early days of my marriage, I prayed for patience….God gave me 5 children!!? This past week we’ve been learning more about patience as we await the official final word of the Ford Fiesta Contest.? A 100 winners will be chosen to be Fiesta Agents for 6 months, going on one monthly special secret assignment.? The winners will get to use the Fiesta , free fuel and insurance, too!? My husband submitted his video entry several days ago now and we expectantly await news.? We naturally think his video was one of the best and he would be an asset to the team of Agents.? My husband actually compared this week to being in labor and giving birth……….hmmm…………I don’t think he really knows what we womenfolk go through in our labors and deliveries.? But, it’s a good analogy and I hope the birth is soon!
Could this be God’s provision for our auto needs til Fall?!? We hope so!