I don’t have a top ten list of anything. There were too many instances of God’s help and kindness – Paul’s seizures coming under control, my dad’s heart issue being dealt with, Mike Beates’ book, the vote on Pastor Jason, the long-anticipated vacation in Colorado, the Desiring God disability conference, etc., etc.
But there was a special moment or, more accurately, 10 minutes, when I felt the presence and pleasure of the Holy Spirit as his word was spoken back to him by a young women who has lived her entire life with disabilities.
As Krista spoke her opening sentences, I knew the many prayers offered for the conference and for her talk were about to be answered:
People ask me how I live with disability.
How do I live with disability?
How do I live with Apert Syndrome?
. . .My parents and my pastor told me to keep looking in the Bible.
That’s where I would find answers.
And they helped me to see things that I was missing.
They helped me see that God tells the truth.
So I keep listening to him.
He opens the eyes of my heart and I believe.
I trust him and his words.
God says beautiful things to me.
It would be an easy mistake to say Krista did a great job (though she did) and leave the emphasis there. That would not honor Krista at all because that wasn’t the point of her talk. She was helping us see God more clearly. The power was in the God-given faith that God’s promises are true and have relevance to every moment of every day.
I also had a great vantage point:
So, that is my top moment of 2012. God was kind to give it: