The season in the valley has been long, and still is.
As the kids and I are studing Countries and Cultures this year we are currently in Norway.
There are cities in Norway who kiss the sun good bye in Sept and wait for it's return counting 6 l o n g months. Right before the sun returns they make a day's journey climbing the mountains to welcome back the sun. It truely is a sight to behold. Imagine the joy of seeing the sun again after such a long wait.
God's word says in Psalm 27:13-14
I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living.
Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!
To be honest there have been times in the last 6 years when I thought I was going to loss heart, I didn't think I could move forward another step. Knowing His word doesn't lie, I held on to what looked only like a thin strand of hope and continued to wait.
As I continue to wait.......Jesus has so tenderly and graciously blessed a little girl in my life who has suffered so much with a fountain of joy. For two weeks now she wakes from her slumber in smiles and bubbles of laughs, all. day. long.
I feel like the people of Norway who have waited and even grew weary in their waiting (even calling this season the murky time and grow hungry to see the sun as if they haven't eaten for months) but have treked up the mountain to behold the sun and are taking it all in. I'm taking this gift, this grace.. all in, even though waiting continues.
So thankful for His grace over and in my daughter today. He has strengthen my heart and I'm beholding these moments of His goodness in this land of the living, knowing that one day the mortal will be further clothed with immortality and sight will be given to faith.
The great I AM is in our midst.