The Thomas Family (Photo BSF)

Toward the end of our first year of marriage, my husband and I made an agreement that forever changed our relationship. We decided that no matter how angry we felt, we would never again suggest we had married the wrong person.

Some people may think of God as someone who might change His mind at any time about whether He will be merciful. But if you follow Jesus, you can EXPECT forgiveness from your heavenly Father! No need to doubt or question or worry.

As I picked up the phone, I knew something was wrong. My wife was crying. The doctor had just pronounced our 2-year-old son profoundly deaf, a diagnosis that informed us of his inability to hear.  We had no perspective on how to process this diagnosis, just that the doctor said he would never effectively enter the hearing or deaf communities, and it was scary.

God is love! If I am made in His image, then loving must be my attribute, unless I refuse to acknowledge my new creation reality. So, of necessity, I am love. I am not to try to love because His love has been shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Spirit. It is part of the redemption package. It’s a restoration reality.

I am not typically an angry person. I even received the Gentle in Spirit Award as a young Christian camp counselor. But if you scan my browser history, you will find a recently read an article titled “Why Has Quarantine Made Me So Angry?” 

How much more will God give good things to those that ask Him? We’re limited in our understanding; we’re limited in our ability in comparison with God. There is no comparison!

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