So...October 8 came and went, and nothing out of the ordinary happened. Maybe the "good thing" that was supposed to happen is something we don't know about yet, or maybe it was a call to count our current blessings ~ good things that we may be taking for granted. Admittedly, the "prophecy" sounded like it was something big, new, and exciting, but nothing of the sort really occurred.
Lots of regular "good things" have happened, though.
We did have a safe drive to Cape Cod on Tuesday night. We arrived around 11pm, got a good night's sleep, and didn't have to set alarms for early morning wake-ups. We've been coming to Cape Cod every October for many years thanks to the generosity of a sweet family in our church. It's been a good time to take a break after all the craziness of the end-of-summer and fall church activities. When you live in a college town and have a congregation full of students August and September are full speed ahead.
Robert's back is just about completely healed. His constant pain is almost no more. He's even been able to run a bit, but not with me on the pavement yet. Hopefully soon. This healing is such a good thing ~ something we've prayed for daily since December. And it's all come about in the last week. We are so grateful.
Thursday morning, before we went to the beach, I went for a long run. Running is such a good thing for me. It's a gift to have health and strength, to be outside in a beautiful place, and to have time to think and pray. I've also been memorizing Romans on my runs. Amazing how memorizing it and therefore meditating on it can be so different than just reading it. It feels like I understand it so much better. I read Hebrews 9 and 10 before my run. I love Hebrews ~ maybe more than Romans, I don't know. And what I read this morning is relevant to my research paper. Wow. Good, good things.
|I didn't realize how close I was to the beach at the mid-point of my run!|
Speaking of running, I received the gift of new running shoes while here at the Cape. Church Planter Catalyst (Robert's new 2nd job) wives were each given a $100 gift card recently. I knew exactly what I would buy. My old running shoes had over 1300 miles on them, and so it was time.(Actually, it's time at 500 miles, so this was overdue.) The local Sports Authority had just my size and brand. This morning's 8 mile run felt especially good in these new Asics, and they are perfectly timed with the training I'll be doing in the next couple of weeks for a half-marathon with my friend Betsy.
We're missing Kory on this trip, but here's a throw-back to 2008 when all five of us were here, and we played a fun round of miniature golf. We did talk to him on Wednesday night. He was super-exhausted and super-excited all at the same time with things join on at school.
We still have three more days at the Cape, and it's good to be away. When we return home, life will be very full and fast-paced. It will be so good, but so busy. For now...we're soaking up the good rest and good times with each other.