Grace in the preparation

June 25, 2018

Burundi is coming (or maybe I should be saying we are coming to it). We are already counting the days until we leave, and the days are fleeting. Being in the midst of preparations has reminded me of pregnancy and preparing for a child. Russ and I have 4 children (1 adopted), and thinking back about “getting ready” for our babies reminds me of this season. I remember spending time thinking and contemplating what motherhood would be like with each child, and now that I have been on the other side, I realize that one can never truly be prepared for the sleepless nights and any other hiccups that come along the way. I realize that what I expected was nothing close to reality.

One thing that I do know: I don’t know what I don’t know. I know that the Lord has given me great people to work with and resources along the way, but ultimately I have to trust in His grace and that He will sustain me (and my family!) in those moments of not knowing.

2 Corinthians 12:9 "But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made

perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me."

-Anna Bennett