On Tuesday Dianne and I concluded our talks on God’s goodness to us through disease and disability to the MOMS Group (Making Our Mothering Significant) at Bethlehem’s three campuses.
I learned a few things in this process.
- I really, really appreciate my wife (ok, I didn’t learn that one – I already appreciated her!). We’ve never done anything like this together and I enjoyed doing this with her.
- It is good to remember what God has already done for us. And very personally encouraging.
- Dianne tells our story differently than I tell it, and it seems to land on people with a different kind of power and evidence of God’s goodness. I liked that.
- I love my church (ok, I knew that one as well. But being at the north campus with those sisters in faith was just incredibly great!).
- Disability really is foreign (and scary) to some people. It used to be foreign to me, so that should be obvious. But I forget that.
- Christian hedonists don’t need to know much about disability to ‘get it’ that God is sovereign over disability. That’s refreshing.
- We must keep telling our stories about God’s goodness in disability, and point out how God talks about disability and his sovereignty in his Word. This particular aspect of God’s sovereignty – that he is both sovereign and good in disability – is worth visiting over and over again.
Thank you, MOMS, for letting us be with you!