Monday, October 29, 2007

My Weekend

Wow...what a weekend! Hearts at Home was incredible! We had a wonderful weekend serving moms and the best part was being able to hang out all weekend with my mom. We got to share a hotel room and the first night we stayed up and just talked for a few hours. It was so nice!

Matt was in his hometown all weekend visiting family and going to the playoff football game. Then, he went to Bloomington last night for the college group and to visit some friends. So, I came home to an empty house. Well, my subway didn't agree with me and I lost all of my lunch. (It had a weird taste to it and as I was eating it I thought "I think I might get food poisoning")

Anyway...I was puking and missing home, and the worst part was most everyone I loved and cared about was in Bloomington! I was exhausted and couldn't stop crying for a good two hours. I called my mom and asked her to pray with me (as I am bawling and snot is running down my nose). She prayed that I would seek God's word for my comfort and peace.

Randomly, I turned to Jonah in the Bible. In the last chapter of Jonah, he is really angry with God's compassionate heart for saving Nineveh. He goes out and lies underneath a shaded area and watches the city. God provides a vine that grows and provides shade, but overnight the vine dies. It becomes really hot and Jonah exclaims that he wants to die.
10 But the LORD said, "You have been concerned about this vine, though you did not tend it or make it grow. It sprang up overnight and died overnight. 11 But Nineveh has more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left, and many cattle as well. Should I not be concerned about that great city?"
As I was reading this, I really felt like God was saying to me "Anne, I have a purpose for you and Matt here in Zion, IL. I care about the people here and you are two of my many vessels! It is my timing! Have peace and patience!"

I went right to sleep after that and when I woke up today I had fresh (and puffy) eyes!

2 comments:

  1. Aw Anne Sorry to hear you were sick! No fun. It's funny how God will take us from a mountian top to the valley in a matter of hours. I am so glad you had a good weekend. Praise the Lord for ministring to mom's. I had a friend who went. BTW...you guys do look tired, but you look great. I love my relationship with my mom now that I am married.
    Heather

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  2. I have soo been there! For some reason if i pray with my mom when I'm already crying it makes me cry even more. Sounds like you had a really amazing time at the Hearts at Home thing with your mom. Quality time, gotta love it! I agree with Heather, too. I have always been close to mom but now that I am married, our relationship is just that much more special.

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