This morning I was reading in John 10 about Jesus being the Good Shepherd and being the door we walk through. I underlined these words that Jesus said to the crowd of people listening…some listening skeptically…some listening and truly seeking…
“If I am a not doing My Father’s works don’t believe Me. But if I am doing them and you don’t believe me, believe the works.”
After reading these words in John, I looked at this 4 year old photo on Facebook and the “works” the Lord displayed in my own life and journey came flooding back.
This photo was taken on Easter Sunday 2013…exactly four years ago today. At the time, my husband, son and I were in Georgia staying the week with my husband’s family so he could go to a couple of scheduled job interview the following week. Our 12+ year chapter in North Carolina was quickly coming to an end and the road stretched out ahead was filled with uncertainty.
Here are some words I wrote a couple of years ago about that Easter morning.
We arrived the Saturday before Easter and stayed overnight with my husband’s brother, Rick, and his family. On Easter morning, we attended church with him. Rock Bridge Community Church was very similar to the one we had been attending for over a decade in North Carolina. I loved the worship time and the message the pastor gave. As we left the service and walked back to the car I looked at my husband and said, “Wouldn’t it be cool if you ended up getting the job here in Dalton. We would already have a church to go to.” I couldn’t help but get the sense that God was cooking something up.
This was my old puppy dog Bisbee. She was waiting in the car for us after that church service in 2013. While Roger was talking to his brother, I placed my son’s Georgia Bulldogs hat on Bisbee’s head and snapped this shot.
Over the years, I have shared bits and pieces of this season in our life and the “works” Christ displayed along the way but I’ve never shared with you the whole “inconvenient” story. It’s long, more like a short story, but one I decided to add to my blog today so folks could get a glimpse of God’s incredible faithfulness. Pour a cup of coffee and read it here: a ONE WORD journey
If you doubt that Jesus is who He says He is…look at His works. Look at how God’s invisible hand moves the visible around in our life every single day. Look at how He provides. Look at how he leads. Look at his mercy. Look at his grace.
He is a good good Shepherd.
“How great is your goodness that you have stored up for those who fear you.” Psalm 31:19