2020 was really weird crazy insane interesting. Like any year, there were highs and lows, but it seemed as though everything was more extreme this year. The lows were intense valleys and the highs were exuberant mountain tops.
One thing is for sure, we feel like changed mamas! And that's a good thing :) It was one of the hardest years of our lives: aside from the Covid hoopla, Stacy had massive health problems and Rachel's husband was without a job for nine months. However, we serve such a great God, and He takes all things and turns them for good.
This podcast was one of the really good things that came out of 2020! We also felt shaken and awakened by the Lord this year. To use a popular phrase from this year, we are 'woke' to the fact that living in America, we have become soft Christians. We have taken precious things for granted: worship, gathering for church, family, and freedom. Our Constitutional and God-given rights have been infringed upon. And we have let it happen.
How do we move forward in 2021? What steps do we take? What mountains do we climb? What hills do we die on? Only you can answer those questions for your family. As for us, we subscribe to the words from Micah to God's people:
'He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.' Micah 6:8
If we're being honest, we don't think life as we have known it will ever be the same. Nor do we think the coming months and years will be easy. However, this does not inspire a spirit of fear. Instead, this inspires us to know our God more deeply, to press in more closely, to teach our children more intently, to share His Good News more readily, and to fix our eyes on our eternal home.
What a glorious hope indeed! Here's to the year we may see Jesus face to face!
Rachel and Stacy