A seemingly perfect day on a beach in Brazil interrupted by a really frightening turn in events. Was God there in it all? What was He showing me?
This has been our prayer right from the start of this journey – that our suffering would never be wasted, that we would never curl into a ball, shrink back and hide behind the diagnosis and its physical effects on my body.
I have suddenly been presented with something that feels kind of terrifying. Stepping through the unknown takes courage and courage isn’t always readily available.
Jesus was often controversial when he taught. The story from Luke’s gospel is no different, and in it we get to learn a vital lesson about the kind of person God accepts and those God rejects.