Today, at church, I stood during worship and sang Christmas songs.
And then…about half way through the 2nd song… in an instant, as He does sometimes, He ushered in a thought. A simple thought. A blink almost…like a memory surrounded by realization…the way only He can do!
I will share the thought, only first, a part of our past.
God called us here over two years ago. It has been a blessing, has had many trials and been filled with faith building struggles!
One of those struggles was moving and adjusting during a pregnancy. Finding a new doctor, new hospital and acquainting myself with the “norm” of a new community was difficult. Doing all that and being pregnant was hard and some days awful.
This baby was expected late November 2014. November came and went and December was quickly being spent, but still he stayed put. The night we were admitted to the hospital was over half way through the month and we were ready!
After a wait in the waiting room, a doctor came to talk with us. Her words seemed almost impossible, but she was absolute and so after trying to fathom what was happening, I began to grasp the reality of her words. She said, “I’m really sorry about this, but we don’t have a room for you.” What? Is this really happening? Who turns away a pregnant lady who’s overdue? Moments later, David was on the phone with our doctor and she was explaining that we had gone to the wrong hospital. Within the hour, we were checked in, met by our doctor and comfortably in our room in another city, in another hospital… but I will never forget that experience.
Now to today…Today is December 18th. Our son was born on December 19th. Today, during worship, I realized that exactly two years ago today, I was told that they didn’t have room for us. In one beat of one moment God reminded me of that night, of the sting of it and how they had told us that there was no room. He showed me how, no matter who we are or what our life experiences have been, we have at one time or another, most likely been rejected or told that we weren’t welcome.
Next, He showed me how we’ve all experienced that feeling of not having a place, but that He made a way for ALL. When He gave His Son, He made a way for everyone who calls on His name. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. God made a way for you and for me. He cares for each and every one of us and gave His only Son as the perfect gift to make a way for ALL.
Sometimes, the way we think things should work out and the way they will work out are NOT the same. Remember in this season, and in the next that no matter who rejects you or turns you away, that God made a way for you.
Merry Christmas everyone! Praying this Christmas and the New Year is full of His Goodness & His Great love in your lives!