You’ve seen the signs and the yellow tape warning you of impending danger. This morning I was warned by the following words of Philip Yancey: “There is a grave danger in finally getting what you want.”
These words came from a book he co-authored with Brenda Quinn called Meet the Bible. On his reflection of Deuteronomy chapter 8 he discusses how hard times draw us close to God and how success “may make it harder to depend on God.”
An answered prayer after a decade-long journey brought our daughter into our lives in 2007.
A childhood aspiration, publishing a book, happened this month.
I reflected on these things this morning, remembering the longing, the praying, the crying out to God . . . and the dependency, intimacy, poetry, and journaling that came out of those years.
God brought me through the desert. As Moses warned the Israelites, may I never say it was the power and strength of my hands — may I always remember and give thanks to the Lord!