Tuesday, August 12, 2014
On October 11, 2012 our circumstances, our life, our home was not “cookie cutter”. In fact, we had never heard of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the muscular disease Briley Faith was later diagnosed with having. Not only that, she had the most severe; type 0; an “uncommon”, at least to us.
Peter received an assignment from God to embrace what was uncommon. He trusted God and lived his purpose. We too, knew we could trust Him from faithfulness past. So, together we embraced this “uncommon”. At that time many viewed our life as dark and dilapidating because for 61 days “home” was knowing Briley Faith was very ill; “home” was tears; “home” was visiting my granddaughter who I knew would never go beyond the hospital room door I just entered. But, when one puts faith in the Master Builder blessings outweigh the brokenness and we do not crumble for our foundation is firm. So, through God’s hands that same hospital room became a park; another day the hospital atrium was transformed into a sanctuary of praise! As we watched God use Briley Faith, she never lost focus on His purpose speaking hope to the world in view of His masterpiece. Her journey, the “home” she was given stood out and as many passed by, they slowed down gazing in wonder how the life given could look so uncommonly beautiful. Therefore, wanting the same God in their life; a home built by the Master Builder.
Replace your fear with faith and you, too, will receive that peculiar peace, wake up with joy, walk in light and be able to live in His hope, not the circumstance. Embrace your pain, shattered dreams, your “uncommon” so others may see God’s glory; another masterpiece built from broken pieces!