My wife Kyra and I were both blown away by the love and community we have in our life group. We sent out an email last week, asking for prayer as we set off for South Africa in less than a week. We have quite a few 'needs' as we prepare for a six week trip with our (almost) three-year-old triplets, but we got some real perspective tonight. Our group surrounded us and prayed over us; thanking God for our friendship and acknowledging His sovereignty over every facet of the trip.
Through a few tears, hugs, and laughs, we considered the incredible work God has been doing in our group. We have made it a real point to come as we are and to authentically live out the gospel together and with the people surrounding us. We are reminded of Paul's relationship with the Philippian church, when the sent him off with tears and prayers of thanksgiving. Though we still face many unknowns, God has used some dear friends to provide for our greatest need: Realizing Who He is and living in response to Him.