There’s still no concrete news as of yet about Dion’s job. But despite everything God has granted us with so much amazing grace. How you may ask? Well I’ll tell you… Yesterday was filled with a lot scrambling around to change/ cancel doc appts. since we knew the end of the month was his last day of work with his company and we are not sure about when his insurance benefits stop. Either way we didn’t want to have any extra medical bills to pay. I called our dentist to cancel our appts. that were coming up. I explained to the receptionist what was going on and she said”we just had 4 cancellations we can fit you all in later on today.” So our entire family was able to have our dental visits before Dion’s benefits expire. I had similar calls to make for other appt. and I was always met with compassion and kindness. One receptionist said to me “hang in there honey, It’s gonna be all right. When a door closes the good Lord opens a window.” That was encouraging to me because she didn’t know me but she felt it necessary to be encouraging. I am convinced there is still much good in the world. Later on I had to take Jasmine to get her dreaded “lab work” done. Every 3 months Jasmine has her blood drawn and it had never been a good experience, something about 7 year olds and needles just don’t mix. But this time was different, she didn’t cry on the way to the lab or even when she got her blood drawn, not to mention they missed the vein (which often happens) and had to do it again. God had given her grace and strength to endure that moment of pain. Later on some offers for some small side jobs came in for Dion until God gives us something more permanent. There are more instances but the bottom line is that in a 24 hour period we have experienced God’s unyielding favor and love in action from family, friends and complete strangers. There is a verse that comes to mind that sums it all up.
John 15:5-8 (New International Reader’s Version)
5 “I am the vine. You are the branches. If anyone remains joined to me, and I to him, he will bear a lot of fruit. You can’t do anything without me.
6 If anyone does not remain joined to me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and dries up. Branches like those are picked up. They are thrown into the fire and burned.
7 “If you remain joined to me and my words remain in you, ask for anything you wish. And it will be given to you. 8 When you bear a lot of fruit, it brings glory to my Father. It shows that you are my disciples.