Yesterday was a tough one. We were awakened with a phone call that the teenage daughter of friends and members of our church family had been killed the night before in a car accident.
We spent time with the family yesterday and my heart is still just breaking for them. Words can’t express the pain and grief they are feeling. I can not imagine walking through that personally and I will tell you, I have praised God non-stop that I have not had to walk through such pain. As it is, Mark and I have not been able to stop breaking into tears about it.
This young girl was a gem. She was the real deal. She was pure and innocent and loving. She loved her Savior and the hope we hold on to is that we know she is dancing with Him now. Thankfully, the whole family is serving the Lord and they will get through this with the awesome, mighty hand of our Lord guiding them each step of the way. Taylor, we will never forget you.
Another (not so) momentous occasion yesterday was that I turned 40. Talk about putting life into perspective! It does not bother me at all to reach this decade, and after yesterday it seems even more insignificant.
I am so thankful for all the Lord has done for me these 40 years. I feel like I am finally figuring out what I want to be when I grow up!
I want my life to be lost in Him. I want my family to know how much I love them. I want to live out the rest of my days without regret, unashamedly worshipping my God. I want to make true of myself, the statement that John Piper states in his book Desiring God:
“God is most glorified in me when I am most satisfied in Him.”
I am going to edit this to add this video.
I’ve seen it before and loved it, but considering yesterday, it is even more relevant to me today.
This is John Piper: