Thank you, Jesus, indeed, as always!!
And this time, thanks to all of YOU! Your letters, e-mails, texts and phone calls have been so sweet!! It’s comforting to know that our being M.I.A. from the blogosphere this past week didn’t go unnoticed! 🙂
We are happy to report that nothing is awry, we are just busy and were a little under the weather from the end of last week through the weekend. And when I say busy, I mean BUSY! Busy as in I have been at my desk since 7:45AM and have only gotten up once, to fill my coffee cup. Busy as in as I was making my page-long to-do list, three more e-mails arrived to add to that list.
And it isn’t just work, we are involved in so much, and very thankfully & happily so. There just aren’t enough hours in the DAY, let alone WEEK to accomplish everything needing to be done! And while we are blessed with my ‘job’ and the income it provides for our family, that’s really all it is. A job. Not a career. It’s a means to an end until we meet Jonah Elizabeth face-to-face. Or at least, it was…
Things are beginning to change at the Lefebvre household, folks, and we will have a teeny-tiny snippet of just what that means tomorrow! But for today…
…let’s focus on our infertility journey and remembering to thank Him for His ever fertile faithfulness.
Two Sundays ago, Pastor Alan spoke about Jonah. Now, we at The Newlywed Lefebvres certainly know the story of Jonah and the whale – right? Or do we…actually?
Read Jonah 1 – 4.
The story of Jonah shows a prophet of God running from His Will. Now, certainly, this is something none of us have ever done. Right? 🙂 Nope. Not relatable in the least… Ha.
Jonah ran from what God asked him to do, and then he got caught up in a very horrible storm. Again…not familiar at all, right? 🙂
He was thrown overboard by the sailors on the boat with him, sure he was about to die.
But God sent a big fish – a marlin, a tuna, a WHALE…
…not to EAT Jonah…not to harm Jonah…not to hurt Jonah…
God sent the whale to Jonah to SAVE him and to redirect him on God’s chosen course for his life!
Wow, huh? That’s a different way of looking at things… and it made me and Craig take a step back and think.
Our infertility has been our whale.
God used this season in our lives to bring us back to Him, and to work for His Kingdom. To truly discover Him and who we are in Him, as His children. He is using our story to bring others to Him. It is truly a miracle…and how apropos that our little miracle will be named Jonah. 🙂
What is something that might be (or might have been) the whale God placed or saved you with in your life?
Thinking of our trials in a whole new light may bring God’s Will for your life into the light, as well. 🙂Until Tomorrow,
2 thoughts on “What Is Your Whale?”
First…I did notice you had been MIA but I was also busy (cleaning out Grandma’s house and the holiday) but I am so glad you are back! I love this post and yes…my whale is the obvious…:) hehe
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Oh my goodness, the busy bug must be going around!! When our beach vacation comes in just over a week, it will be MUCH needed! A vacation from responsibility! 🙂 I know you are in need of one too!