Saturday, June 28, 2008

On Being the Mother of One of God's Chosen, and One of God's Enemies

Today I've had another 'bittersweet' time of rejoicing in God's providence. I have the joy of being the mother of one of His chosen children, and the sanctifying burden of being the mother of one of His enemies. The weight often seems like more than I can bear, but it always drives me to Him as I remember that it is God who softens a hard heart, and it is God who saves--not me, not others, and not some 'event'.

3 comments:

Lisa Nunley said...

Hey Connie,
I am exhausted, but it was so much fun to get to see you and your sweet family at the Rebelution conference. I am praying we make it down your way when Ramona and family comes to visit GBC.

Besides the fact that I scared your husband half to death when I squealed with delight when I saw him and your daughter at the hotel pool ... he thought your daughter was drowning :-/ oopsy. Yep, squealed. I felt like a little kid at a candy store.

Connie said...

lisa: it really was a treat to see you and get to chat a bit! I think John has recovered, but I did notice a couple of 'new' gray hairs! Ha! :-)

You'd think after living in the same house with THREE females for the past six years he'd be used to "random expressions of the female kind"!! :-)

Kim said...

Connie,

It was so nice to meet you and your sweet daughters on Saturday! I read Allison's testimony last night in the hotel and just paused to thank God for His goodness to save any of us...and for preparing and softening her heart for His beautiful gospel!

It was a wonderful day at the conference...I pray that God would be working, softening hearts, drawing those called to Himself! (Esp Marie) And may He receive all the glory!!!

It was so great meeting you!!!!

In God's Steadfast Love and Grace,

Kim