I met my wife by playing my trumpet in the New York City subway. Or more accurately, I met someone in the subway who introduced me to someone else who introduced me to my wife. But the fun fact part is that if I wasn’t playing in the subway, I wouldn’t have met my wife.
Matthew 11:28-30 These are verses that speak to deep places in me. What they mean has changed for me over time and I return to them regularly for comfort and support.
I love physical labor! I have farmed, built houses, moved friends and church organs, sheared sheep, shoveled out whole parking lots full of snow and baled hay. If it’s hard, back-breaking labor, I love it.
When Elijah met the prophets of Baal and showed them who was really God, and when Shad, Mesch and Abed walked through the fiery furnace and showed them who God really was. The story of the cross can bring me to tears when I think of all Jesus did for me, how awesome his love is and his total sacrifice.