Last year, I experienced three job losses. The first one was from a job I had worked at since college and had sadly seen a steady decline in work happen over the past few years. Seeing the company dissolve and my job right along with it was expected, the others were not. After the second job was abruptly over and grieving yet another ending, I holed up alone that first evening. As the night wore on, I got down on the floor, in front of my open window, crying out to the LORD.
I’ve been thinking about the LORD’s faithfulness a lot lately. When things are going smoothly, I don’t typically spend as much time thinking about some of the characteristics of my Holy God. But, when something happens that is not the way I would’ve planned it, I know I need to take some time to remember His past faithfulness during difficult times.
I was walking to the church office at Oak Park one day this past summer. Stepping out of the center stairwell, I saw what I thought was a large bug or insect banging against the glass of the center atrium. Stopping to make sure it wasn’t something that would get me, I realized that it wasn’t an insect at all but instead a hummingbird. I carefully walked up to it ensure that it wouldn’t dart away.