I have just returned from three weeks in India and Kenya and find that returning to this time zone leaves me awake at odd times of the night. Yesterday, at 4:00 a.m., I had the thought, “This was the time of year when Christina and Doug were married.” Bringing up my mental calendar and counting the days, I realized that November 26th would have been their third wedding anniversary.
Was it only 3 years ago that Christina walked down the aisle in her “no fear” wedding dress?
How do you mark anniversaries for those who are with Jesus and do not need an anniversary marked?
And Doug has a different miraculous anniversary with his new wife, Susan, that we will celebrate with joy.
I prayed and I thought—what is important about November 26th?
Here is where my heart took me. That was the day, three years ago, that Isaiah became a possibility. It’s the day that two brave people with eyes upward made a bold commitment to trust Jesus and walk a difficult journey together. Along the way they asked Jesus about having a baby and He said, “YES!!!”
In light of the miracle of Isaiah, I have renamed November 26 as “Isaiah Possibility Day”.
Isaiah is now two years old and thriving in his new family. I spent yesterday with him. He told me, “Mommy Christina with Jesus. Singing.” That made me smile. If you knew Christina, that statement would ring absolutely true.
I can sense Isaiah’s joy at calling out “Mommy!” and having a very present and loving Mommy to attend to him. He loves his new family—so full and rich and vibrant. I am thankful with every breath I take that God has cared intimately for every detail of this life journey He has us on. He has taken such good care of Isaiah and the rest of us!
|The Miracle of Isaiah|