"and we know that for those who love god all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose" Romans 8.28
a helpful verse, our wedding date, and Steve's birthday- 8.28. The esv study notes say that "good" on this reference is not earthly comfort, but conformity to Christ, closer fellowship to god, bearing fruit for the kingdom and final glorification. And in our story, this verse has held us through loss, confusion, death, and joys.
and god has not kept our story silent, evidenced by the thousands of you who have prayed for Ian since the very beginning. I had the joy of meeting our pastor's grandmother this weekend, who has prayed for Ian every single day since his accident. People have not grown weary of praying for Ian.
And so because we believe god is working this for our ultimate good and because we have been carried in prayer by even complete strangers in the practical sense, we are venturing into the world of writing our book. Of our story. Steve and I talked often of doing this and even started, but the timing did not seem right.
But now we are trying. And it's hard work. But if our story is used to save one person, encourages anyone in their disability, or any one other act of god, then it is worth it.
And so if you think of it, please pray for me as I write. And for Ian as he helps me to edit. We want to be faithful servants of the gifts god has granted us.
Thank you, always.
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