Monday, November 09, 2009

My Soul Thirsts

Depressed. Anxious. Overjoyed. Confident. Uplifted. Sad. Encouraged. Destroyed. Delighted. Rejected. Elated. Miserable. Thankful. These are just a few of the emotions that have swirled within my very soul since Friday, October 30th, the night we first decided to look for our precious friend Joe.

I have been carefully documenting this search for our friend who's plane went down October 28th during a routine training flight not 30 minutes from home. I haven't the energy to relay you my painful details, my moments of exultation, or my moments of peace. But I will tell you this.

The Lord is moving. He brought together an incredibly diverse group of strangers all who love Joe. And what the Lord made was GOOD! Deep, new friendships were cultivated. Friendships that were desperately needed. And we are so blessed.

Matt, Nicole, Peter, Amy, Dave, James, and many many many more....they are new loves in my life.

And for the moment. I am thankful.

From Psalm 63:

1 You, God, are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
where there is no water.

2 I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.

3 Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.

4 I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.

5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

6 On my bed I remember you;
I think of you through the watches of the night.

7 Because you are my help,
I sing in the shadow of your wings.

8 I cling to you;
your right hand upholds me.

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