"...Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity? In all this Job did not sin with his lips." ~ Job 2:10
Ever since Brad died...I have assigned these dates a place of sorrow in my heart instead of a song.
March 1 ~ Our Wedding Anniversary
May 25 - Brad's Birthday
June 12 - My Birthday
September 1- Brad Died
When I recall Brad's responses as he battled cancer...I see in Brad so many of the same attributes Job had. Brad grieved his loss of health, his limited ability to lead our church family in worshiping Jesus, and knowing he was about to be separated from me by his death. Yet...Brad responded to God in trusting His greatness, reflecting on the goodness of God, and refusing to assign blame to God. Brad's integrity, like Job’s, remained intact. God was enough for him...with or without the things or people he valued and loved.
I choose to remember the victories past.. and the victories yet to come. May the Lord open my eyes always to the absolute, all-sufficiency of Almighty God. He has brought beauty from the ashes of my despair. He is enough!
- C. S. Lewis