Life as Thank You 35

August 21, 2016 0 By Mirm

connor gradDear DBC,

In an effort to increase my love of kindness, I decided to write an old-school thank you note each week to say thank you and express my gratitude.  Today, you spoke from Ruth at church.  I share her name (it is in the middle).  I share her story (except for the remarrying part – no thanks!).  I am a widow and learning to navigate life along with over half the US population who have to fend for themselves as well as for others in an often dark valley of loneliness.  I share her hope,  learning to expect God to show up.

I am grateful for your words today.  They were strong, inspiring, relevant and kind. Thank you. As it turns out… An amazing phrase that God sees what we don’t see. And perspective changes everything; A field of dandelions can be seen as 100 weeds or 1000 wishes. As it turns out…God continues to meet needs.  As it turns out … coincidence is really just a God-wink*!  As it turns out …. God has used Biola in countless ways in my life and the life of my family.  As it turns out, you and Paula have been refreshing air for our family.  Thank you to your family for your friendship and prayers over these years.  Thank you for the notes, the hugs, the eye contact and listening ears every time you see a Mohler!  It means a great deal to each of us to not feel forgotten or discarded. Thank you for your leadership at Biola. Thank you for your wisdom and your compassion.

May God continue to bless you with margins that restore. May your faith confidently grow into certainty as we walk toward home.

In His Grip,

Miriam Ruth Mohler

 

*godwink. Noun. (plural God winks) An event or personal experience, often identified as coincidence, so astonishing that it is seen as a sign of divine intervention, especially when perceived as the answer to a prayer.