Journal Entry for Thursday, March 19 (cont.)
Today is my eldest daughter’s 24th birthday. I remember all my kids’ actual birth days with clarity, and I treasure those memories. But this one held huge significance because her arrival changed the direction of our lives. We were living in Nepal and planned on being career missionaries there, but our plans changed because she was born with hydrocephalus and needed immediate and ongoing medical care in North America.
God was obviously in control of every detail. And that experience was probably the greatest faith-building event of my life to date. Whenever the future seems uncertain (like it does in today’s economy, for example), I recall God’s faithfulness back then, and I find courage. Fear takes a back seat when I remember how He provided flights, friends, and finances to get us back to the States and settled amidst reverse culture shock and having a child in critical condition. Indeed He was good then, and He’s the same today.