The Final Month: Day Twenty-Six

Posted: July 27, 2012 in The Final Month

I’ve always been fascinated by the spiral wishing wells commonly seen at shopping malls. You know, that big round thing that you roll a penny down into? That sucker will start these big, sweeping rotations around the well, and as the coin drops deeper into the funnel it begins to circle faster and faster. Eventually you will see that coin defeat gravity as centrifugal force holds it in midair as it spins blurringly fast. And then, just when you can’t possibly imagine it spinning any faster, it’s gone. Poof. Just like that.

Today I feel like that coin, nearing the bottom of the funnel and spinning unstoppably fast. I can’t believe it’s already the end of day twenty-six. It’s been two months now since I visited Crozet. I felt that time was going to crawl leading up to the move, and while it feels like forever since I was there, it also feels as though the last nine weeks were all a blur. It’s just…weird.

Truth be told, today was not one of my better days. I’m sure I could find things to blame it on, but at the end of the day (which it is- ha!), I have no one to blame but myself. I was pretty much grumpy all day and biting way too many heads off. Oddly enough, God again demonstrated His own grace as He bumped our support up to 61%. This jump is unique in several aspects, namely in the anonymity of the donor, the way in which the commitment was made for a whole three years, and the fact that this supporter lives in Crozet. I don’t even know that I’ve met them yet! Regardless, it’s extremely humbling and exciting to see people in Virginia investing into my role as an elder within Life Journey Church.

We had another blessing today as well. Without my even publicizing the possibility, I was approached something like two weeks ago by friends of ours who were interested in buying our riding mower. As we cannot store it in our new place, nor do we have to mow grass in the townhome, I wasn’t opposed to the idea. Long story short, they made a very fair and generous offer on the mower and purchased it today. These funds will allow us to get some additional things we need for the move, set-up and beginnings of our ministry in Crozet.

Sarai went to the doc this morning and learned that she has strep throat, bronchitis, and a sinus infection. As you might imagine, this is not fun at all for her, so please keep her in your prayers. Pray for us both as these last 70-some hours are going to be physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually draining. We’d also love your prayers for our ongoing needs. Be sure to check out the rest of the posts concerning this Final Month…

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