21 Dec 20140 Comments
God speaks to us in more creative ways that we can count. However, pain and struggle often seem to lead us to sit up and take notice most readily, if not most quickly. There are certainly plenty of books and theological discourse to explain why that might be. Here, in this story, we want to just focus on the simplicity of God showing up in the face of our pain. Even if we feel anger, fear or despair, we will at some point need to decide to stay there or relinquish those emotions to him for the far better place of trust. Far better, yes. Not necessarily easier.
Les felt like his “life story” was just beginning to come together. He had a wife and children. A good job, car, home. That’s about the time that an unexpected illness struck him. Life’s vulnerabilities crept to the surface. He would be the first to say his life had not been depicted by trust and dependence on God.
As a police officer in Great Britain, he found much more acceptance in beer drinking and violent behavior.
Take a seat at the table with us for after dinner conversation with our friend Les. This is part one of a two part series in which Les candidly shares his experience of God rescuing him from darkness.
Bumper Music: Sons of Avi