We chased the sun early this morning, walking as quickly as our bodies would carry us. Higher and higher we went, getting as close to the sky as we could. An observation deck on the 24th floor is where we found it. A thin ribbon of pale red above a thick one of charcoal grey at first, it moved fluidly from color to color, ever changing, growing more colorful with each second. A red arch appeared in the dreary grey band; and then, so quickly that my eyes could barely see the shifting, the arch became a semi-circle, then a spectacular glowing orb of fiery crimson. Breathtaking and blinding, it was. We stood at the window, arms intertwined, my head on his shoulder; and in the same way I’ve witnessed so frequently throughout all of this, Jesse began to sing. The music burst out of his mouth just as the sun burst over the horizon, provoked by the dawning of day and a heart that longs to be known and guided by its’ Creator alone, rising and setting at His beckoning, just as the sun does each day.
“From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised!” Psalms 113:3
We are heading home this morning, friends! We have a little boy who turns 7 today, and we are excited to get to our own house to celebrate him with our other three kids! (Jesse’s voice is very faint in the video, so you may have to turn up the volume a good bit to hear him.)
Praise God!!!!! Please continue posting and giving us updates. When Jesse makes his first sermon in church please let me know in advance. I want to witness it. Love all of you even though we don’t get to see you’ll. Jesse has always had a place in my heart I admired him as a young child with his guitar in his hands singing to the crowd.
Home! And Singing! Wow and wow and wow! I know the journey remains long. I pray for days of joy, peace, courage, strength, restoration, health and hope. I can’t open the video on my phone. I can’t wait to get home and hear it. We love you guys!
Yay! I prayed on Sunday that you guys would be home for your son’s birthday. ❤
I often say that the greatest of blessings come from the toughest storms. I’m looking forward to two things in the very near future: Jesse preaching his next sermon and reading the awesome book that’s deeply embedded within you. God bless you all and thank you.
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