Yesterday, I (Blake) had the honour of speaking at St. Mark's South beginning new series called Love Wins. The scripture I was given share about was 1 Corinthians 13:4, "Love is patient, love is kind." It was such a helpful study for me given our current season. Particularly in the area of patience.
In studying the deeper meanings of the word Paul uses for patience, I am encouraged that patience is not passive. It's very much an active stance (hence the image below). Loving people through patience involves active waiting being present in the moment, relentless trust that God has equipped us to do all that He has called us to do, and faithful expectation that God will do what said He will do.
In our life, most of our patience is used up on our to wonderful boys. They are truly wonderful...but trying at times. It is a tough season of life for us as a family. Katy and I are actively waiting for peace, trying to enjoy every moment as these boys grow more and more so quickly. We are choosing to relentlessly trust that God has equipped us to be great parents. And we are faithfully expecting God to bring us through this season of never-ending transitions stronger and healthier than ever.
Thank you all for your prayers and support. We are so grateful that you are on our team.