"Grace unending all my days gives me strength to run this race. And when my years on earth are through the praise will all belong to you."
It's so cool to me how songs can take you back to another time in your life. I was just listening to Grace Unmeasured and I was taken back to this past summer, listening to my IPod on the Pittsburgh city bus to go downtown to work. This song daily reminded that it was God's grace along that would sustain me through the summer. Ian was in Lancaster working on the movie set and I was missing him like crazy. It was the first time our relationship had to be long distance and it was tough. He was working insane hours, six days a week and of course I was being a needy girlfriend and wanted to talk to him as soon as I got off work every day.
While that trial seems so small compared to what we're facing now, it is such a reminder to me of God's faithfulness, grace and fruit in every trial. In just one example, IUP gave Ian his college degree because he worked so hard this summer. My friend Jen was quick to remind me of this one way that shows the reward of our tough summer. And I believe that Ian will one day use his degree in a great way. God's grace sustained us through the summer and surely it will sustain us now.
When Ian and I returned from our three months apart, our time with each other was that much sweeter.
I can't wait for that sweetness after these six months apart.