Has God ever winked at you? Has he ever said, I’ve got this. I’m here. You are not alone. I know what lies ahead before you do. Trust me, hold my hand and walk through this messy life with me. I will keep you safe!
God winked at me this past week. A great big, huge wink that I was sure not to miss.
This week my husband and I celebrated 20 years of marriage, wonderful, messy, challenging, blessed, joy filled, tear filled marriage. A couple days before our anniversary our finished basement flooded, not too deeply, but COMPLETELY. Not a dry spot on the floor to be found. The flood waters have been stopped and the basement is now dry but it was a messy, frustrating days long challenge that, before a few months ago, would have resulted in me having one heck of a hangover. But it didn’t and for that I am very proud of myself.
On the evening of our anniversary my husband and I exchanged cards as we always do. The old me, the nightly wine drinking me, would have purchased the card the day before, or worse, sometimes the day of. The new me, the one stone at a time in my rose bottle me, bought this card about 8 weeks ago.
It’s a lovely card with a message about God’s grace and love in the years of our marriage. It’s about traveling the path of life together, holding hands with each other, and God, through the good and the bad. Tucked down on the lower edge of the inside front cover is a bible verse-
Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.”
Song of Solomon 8:7
We both laughed out loud, I when I signed it and he when he read it. God KNEW what chaos we would be dealing with on our 20th Anniversary and he wanted to be very certain we knew He knew.
God winked at us and said, “I’m here. I’ve always been here. I’ve got this. You are not alone. I know life can be hard, but it is also joyful and wonderful. Trust me. Continue to walk with me and I will keep you safe.” Amen.