If you have visited here before, you can probably see that I have changed the name of the blog again. I started blogging at 4URuthie to tell the story of our journey to adopt our 1st daughter. I changed it to Mountains for Maggie when we were praying for God to move mountains on behalf of our 2nd daughter. Well now it is no longer just Ruthie’s or Maggie’s stories. It is now our family's story, and the stories of those we share life with, as we Conquer Mountains together. Both ConqueringMountains.net and 4URuthie.blogspot will lead here.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
He Meets Us Where We Are
I remember when I started asking real heart questions about God. I was about 15 years old and wondering if I would ever see my mother again. I was a teenager who desperately needed a mother. At that time, God kept putting people in my path who spoke of my mother's faith like I had never heard before. The knowledge that my mother really trusted God as her Savior helped me to continue seeking Him beyond the Sunday morning obligatory visit to mass. He met me with answers to the deepest questions of my heart.
Skeptics would say that these 2 examples reflect someone's desperate attempt to find answers and thus believe whatever makes them feel better about their circumstance. That view saddens me because once you know Christ as your Savior you understand that both of these stories reveal the heart of God ready to meet us and waiting to meet us at our time of need. He knows your heart, He knows your deepest desires and questions, and He longs to answer them. He is just that relational and He loves us that much.
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