Someone recently asked Ben, “What is it like for you going through such prolonged suffering?”
“For me, it’s been really difficult.”
“For my family, it’s awful.”
“For the body of Christ, it’s beautiful.”
For those of you who are not Christians, the “body of Christ” is a fancy way of saying “other Christians.” And I can’t echo Ben’s words enough. This trial is challenging us in ways we never could have imagined. But we have seen our friends rally around us and support us, and in some inexplicable way, it seems as though our trial is serving to strengthen their faith. And as our friends sacrifice and serve and care for us, our own faith is strengthened as well.
2 Corinthians 4:16: So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.
Thank you, dear friends. Your care for us and your prayers are helping to renew us daily. You have helped us not to lose faith as you’ve demonstrated God’s love towards us in a very real way.
Finally, no blog is complete without photos. So I am just going to put some random photos on here of our family this past year.