"Paul, called by the will of God, to be an apostle of Christ Jesus" 1 Cor. 1:1
reading tonight, and listening to a teaching, and thinking of how Paul was called to be an apostle, and how as Christians we are called to a purpose for the glory of God - this strikes us.
this week on vacation, we don't have a caregiver with us and we don't have murphy brothers with us who know just how to care for ian. and while it can be tiring, taking care of ian is what fills me, and teaches me, and humbles me and moves me toward heaven. when i have days with just ian, i am completed much differently than days at my office.
tonight as we read with the rain falling on the leaves outside, and as we draw nearer to our book really happening, and as we look at requests for speaking, our purposes become a little bit clearer.
this marriage, this hard and magnificent marriage, is to what we are called.
ian murphy, called to be a disabled husband, for the glory of God.
larissa murphy, called to be a wife, for the glory of God.
"but now thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel,
Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine."