The Winter of Our Content

My wife and I moved a year ago this month. I don’t advise anyone to move in January in Indiana, but that’s what we did.

Considering our circumstances at the time, you might think we would have had a winter of unrest, to say the least. I had just resigned from a ministry without knowing where my next position would be. We planned to live on my wife’s income from her part-time job until God gave me my next assignment. We had found a temporary place to live, which meant moving twice.

On top of all that, I was in the middle of a slow recovery from major surgery on my left (dominant) hand. I was unable to help load and unload our belongings. Karen had to drive the truck back to the rental dealership. There was snow on the ground, and more was coming down as I followed behind in our car.

You would think we would be at least a bit discouraged about our circumstances, but we weren’t. Maybe we were naïve. Or maybe we were experiencing what Paul felt when he wrote “…I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation…” (Phil.4:12).

I just know that as I drove along the highway on that cold, snowy day, I was feeling quite satisfied to be in God’s hands and following his will. It was going to be a good winter.

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1 Response to The Winter of Our Content

  1. John O'Cull says:

    Even during this toughest of winters, I feel God often. Today at lunch God sent Loida Diaz to walk over to our table and encourage us. Her son continues to rehab from a motorcycle accident. She is wife of a minister. She saw Gena and I in cafeteria praying before eating and loving on Lance in his wheelchair. She just wanted to remind us that God loves us. I was reminded that God is present and is BIG enough to handle this and to help Lance and us.

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