“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.“~2 Cor. 2:14
This verse has been our family life verse since 2000 when God began exchanging our plans with His own. He began faithfully to show how He would work and lead us, and while it didn’t make sense on a professional level, we wanted to walk with Him.
We thought we would travel one path of medicine, but He called us to something much longer in training, much more demanding in time, but in the end right where ministry can happen, where the fragrance of Jesus Christ can be spread. His grace and enduring faithfulness can be seen and shared with people in their darkest times.
We thought we would be blessed with 2 children, a boy and a girl, and I was thrilled for my story is one of being told I would be infertile. And yet God had a way of changing hearts and steering minds to show us His plan that looks so different to most of the world. My prayer is that my children are a fragrance of life. Being a mother is really, really hard work. But He leads! Praise Him that He leads. When I remember this and allow Him to take the lead, we always walk triumphantly, may not be easy, may not be comfortable, but we are always triumphant for we walk in His grace, His strength, His joy.
I thought I would begin this blog with this desire: that all I would say, all I would write or share would source itself in Jesus alone, to speak His words as they apply to me that they would be the aroma of Christ to you. To know Him is all I desire and to serve Him in every facet of my life is my aim.