Friday, July 29, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Still

I have come to look forward to these Friday prompts at Lisa-Jo's. I click over to her blog with anticipation, wondering which word she has chosen this week. Today the word is:


Still immediately conjures up images of quieting my heart and finding a peaceful place to rest and think deep thoughts, but for some reason my mind won't go there today. Rather I am thinking about the long waiting.

We are still waiting to see our home. It has been such a long time since the contract fell through, and I looked around at all the packed boxes and all the hopes and dreams and began the wait.

Years have gone by. We pray, fervently, daily. We wonder if it is right, this continued dream. We pray with open hands and ask if we should set the dream aside. Just when we think it is surely a definite "no," the phone rings with hope, and we show this place that has been home for 28 years to potential buyers.

We still wait...knowing that all things are in His hands, that He gives us good things, that we can be content in the waiting for He has given us so much.


Any thoughts on "still?" Come join us.

photo: Our land where we hope to one day build our new home.