|Our dear sister "M" in a happier time (Harvest Festival)|
But besides the pleasure in having so many folks to worship with there was a sadness and a tension that kept me from doing any sort of dance of praise. Many individuals are burnt out after exhausting weeks of commuting, work, study, looking after small children alone, etc. And most shocking and saddening for me was the announcement that my friend M. who had gone to Seattle to the Canadian embassy to be interviewed to apply for a Work Visa had been turned down. It makes no sense to me. Here we were, her sister, her brethren in Christ, all ready to do a dance of celebration with her, and poof! no party. Her sister valiantly suggests that sometimes God closes one door before opening another... well, I'm anxious to see what that "other door" has behind it!
So delighted to share the good news that 'Sister M' was only in Seattle for a couple of days before she received a call about a nanny-ing job in New York and flew off there to get to work pronto. Do we serve a faithful God or what?
Thank you for your prayers, and on-going prayers are also appreciated!