Needless to say, this is no easy task. I've been mulling over this for the past month. It is so hard to pick just One Word to encapsulate a divine promise for the next twelve months of my life, especially when there are so many unknowns up ahead.
I read through some of the other Compassion bloggers' posts, hoping for some inspiration to hit. One of the writers had selected "Miracle" as her word, with hopes for God's supernatural hand to work in her life this year. And I got to thinking that maybe we miss the miracles in our daily lives because we don't see the way God sees.
Maybe there are hidden miracles in the mundane.
It reminded me of a passage from G.K. Chesterton's Orthodoxy, which was, hands down, one of the best books I read in my undergraduate studies.
If there is anything I've learned and re-learned in my faith journey thus far, and have been reminded vividly over the past month, it is that God is always good. He is always faithful. He always makes a way -- even when the path ahead seems to end abruptly. And more often than not, His answers are much more beautiful and creative than anything I could have imagined, because "even when love says 'no' along the way, it always leads us to a greater 'yes' in the end."
So, as I await the birth of our new little one...
as we wait for answers regarding how to best provide for our family...
I will shout, "ENCORE!"
Do it again, Lord! Do all that You've done and more, in my heart and in my life, and in the hearts and lives of all those around the world who call upon Your name.