My mom and I were talking the other day about the word Suddenly. For some reason I can't stop thinking about it now. When Honey's dad was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer...suddenly our lives were forever changed. When Honey took that job that landed us in Minnesota 6 years ago...suddenly our paths went a different direction.
As I was driving to soccer this weekend with the girls. I was looking out over the sky. We've had such thick cloud cover lately and the promise a blue sky sometimes seems bleak. Every now and then a little sliver of it pokes through. I'll see it...the bright blue and then the sun touches my skin and I can feel the warmth that's been hidden. That reminder of how suddenly the clouds can part and there is a bright blue warm world up there just tied together with my suddenly thoughts.
Even when we are going through a hard time or our circumstances change unexpectantly...God is working. He may seem hidden. It may feel like nothing is going on...like you've been forgotten, but in an instant it can all change. I've heard of some painful suddenlies this past week. My cousin lost her unborn child at 7 months along. A friend ended a long standing relationship. Another lost her job suddenly. Pain comes to all of us, but just as quickly can come the comfort, warmth, answers, direction etc...that we've been waiting for and it can all happen so suddenly. Thank you Lord for that.