“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:9-10
Gloucester County Christian School “goes orange” today in support for Justin and his fight against leukemia. (Left: K-6th, Right: 7-12th) My friends at GCCS are living out the solidarity shown in these pictures daily as they have reached out to our family in overwhelming love, assistance and encouragement since day one and continue to do so. I share this with my readers not to glorify a school or a people but to glorify God.
God is able to use incredibly difficult circumstances to unite His people for His good cause and purpose. This is no longer only our family’s journey. God has called many to be part of a story which, I believe, will speak into hearts and grow faith by proclaiming the healing power and compassionate love of our Father.
I have seen my son suffer terribly, and I still firmly believe and can say with conviction that God is good. He has worked through the faculty, teachers, and students in this picture, as well as the students’ families, to sustain us. And He has chosen this community to reveal His glory through a remarkably fast course into remission and a miraculous pouring out of the Holy Spirit to increase faith instead of allowing trial to deter it.
My friends, we’re inviting you along with us and letting you all the way in. I’ve shared the difficult moments and details, right down to a picture of my weird stress skin condition. I’ve done so because I feel a responsibility to share our testimony to God’s goodness in the midst of pain and suffering. And we want you to also experience the joy when Justin is fully restored and back to being an active, rambunctious kindergartner.
Let us continue to come alongside one another, united in Christ, as one “household of faith.”
There are more fun “orange” pictures coming in my next post. Thank you for journeying with us. Grace be with you, my friends.