It is the night before our daughter’s arrival. And if there is anything that I have learned in these 40 days in the lonely places, journeying with men and women of the Bible to the places of darkness where they too found themselves in desperation before their God, it is that it drew their hearts to worship. There is something about discovering the Lord in the deep places of grief, loneliness, heartache that drives your heart to a greater sense of His worthiness of our praise and worship. I see it as I read Psalm 139… a constant declaration of praise to the one who has fashioned and knitted us together in our mother’s womb. Isaiah 25, where I was today, where Sophie’s footprint sits and the declaration of the day when God will wipe away every tear from all faces is written, followed by a declaration from the people that it will be said on that day “Behold, this is our God. We waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord, we waited for him. LET US BE GLAD AND REJOICE IN HIS SALVATION.”
“O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things; plans formed of old, faithful and sure.” – Isaiah 25:1
So, tonight in the midst of fears, emotions and hopes for tomorrow we gathered with our friends and family to worship. To spend time as a family worshiping the one who is worthy of praise. We worshiped in song and we worshiped in prayer. It was an evening to meet the Lord with our community, in our sorrow and in our hope. I can think of no better way to spend the last night that we may have with our little girl, then in praise to the one that she may soon meet. Oh, how we pray that she would meet him face to face much, much later in life. But whether God heals our little girl tomorrow this side of heaven or the other…. we will still worship his holy name. For he is worthy of worship simply because of who he is.
We look forward to letting you in in the coming days to what God does as Dasah makes her grand entrance into the world. Please be praying for our family, both Kevin, myself and Dasah along with our extended family and friends who are walking this journey closely with us. And be praying for the next season of our story with Dasah that God will ask us to step into.