2 Chronicles 1:12 [God said to Solomon] “I will certainly give you what you requested. But I will also give you wealth.”
My request of the Lord? That he use Karis’s story to encourage someone today. But he offers me even more.
Thursday night I got home after midnight from speaking at Notre Dame’s student-led campus fellowship, Iron Sharpens Iron. Home to my precious friends’ home, which so often in the past they have made mine as well. Home to a sweet note and hot tea beside my bed. Wealth.
The students at ND were so kind and welcoming and generous with their attention. Wealth.
I got to see an old friend after many, many years and felt like we could just pick up where we left off. Wealth.
At the book brunch on Saturday, the table was so lovely and the food so delicious we had a taste of Heaven. Old friends and new ones rejoiced with me over God’s goodness to Karis and to our family. Wealth.
On the way to South Bend I had several hours in the car with another precious friend. Yesterday I spent with my niece and her family in Holland. Now I’m enjoying a day and a night with generous friends in Grand Haven. We’ve been remembering fun and funny things our children did together when they were small and we all lived in Port Huron. Tomorrow on my way home I’ll have breakfast in Kalamazoo and lunch in Fort Wayne with other friends I seldom see. Such a wealth of kindness.
Thank you for your generosity to me, Lord!
For you are good, and your faithful love endures forever. (2 Chronicles 5:13)