It has been a long week. This past Sunday, our Senior Pastor announced his resignation after 15 years of ministry. We (the Ministry Directors) were told the previous Tuesday. Sunday was his last day.
Besides much scrambling to fill the gaps that are left as a result of his leaving, there is also a lot of sadness and many questions. There have been many conversations and prayers. However, in the midst of it all, I see God moving, though the circumstances are so difficult.
Wednesday, Albert also began his new semester. Wednesday is a long day for him — classes that start early in the morning and he teaches through the day and has meetings late. It’s also the night that we drive Megan out to Vacaville for a meeting.
After a long day with some difficult conversations, I drove home wondering what in the world we were going to do about dinner, since we hadn’t planned any food, our fridge was a mess and not really stocked, and we still had a long drive out, a couple hours to hang out in Vacaville, and then a long drive back. I also knew Albert wasn’t home to cook.
I walked in the door and was greeted with a, “Hi, Mommy!” The kids said, “We have a surprise for you!”
I walked into the kitchen, and the table was all set and this was on the table:
The soba noodles were the first course of the meal that the kids had planned on their own. They initiated the idea, browsed through cookbooks, made a shopping list, went to Target and bought some food, and cooked us a delicious dinner, complete with dessert!
God always knows what we need and he used the kids to bring much joy and happiness after a long day. I was also impressed at how really delicious the dinner was. Most of all I was touched by their thoughtfulness!