"What He ordains for us each moment is what is most holy, best, and most divine for us." Jean-Pierre de Caussade

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A Woman's Heart

I had one of those moments of realization this afternoon that left me sobbing like a baby. It all came while I was reading a blog of a beautiful woman whom I knew while living in Richmond Hill. Actually, we met just months before I left and moved to my present address.

It was the very first women’s Bible study I ever facilitated: Beth Moore’s A Woman's Heart: God's Dwelling Place and I was probably as clueless as the next person, but we met for the 10 weeks of study. I really don’t ever remember seeing Heidi again until seven and a half years later when we were sitting in the Savannah airport waiting for the mission team to fly in from Honduras. (The team had been in a horrible bus accident on that foreign soil and this mother -- being me -- was going to see her son off that plane. Heidi was there to see my soon-to-be daughter-in-love safely home -- and because her heart had been with the team the entire time as well.) Heidi approached me, re-introduced herself, and told me that she had been in the Bible study I had led and then proceeded to tell me that not only was it her first Bible study, but that it was what started her on her journey of faith. Of course, I was thrilled to hear that, but never more humbled or overcome with emotion than when I began reading her blog this afternoon. I encourage you to go there and maybe you will get a clue of what I’m talking about.

My prayer time with the Lord this morning is way too personal to share, but may it suffice to say that Heidi’s testimony through her blogging touched very deep places in me. She is indeed a woman after God’s own heart.



http://heidithomson.blogspot.com/

Just an ordinary moment…

3 comments:

Julie said...

My sentiments exactly!

Christi said...

Thank you for sharing this. I have only read a few of Heidi's posts, but WOW!!! What a woman! What a GOD!!!!!!!

constantlyrunningtoHim said...

I'm right there with you. I read her blog and boy did the tears fill my eyes! I am in awe of her passion. She does not hold it inside either. She let's God's love pour out on so many folks. What a ministry... I know that God smiles on Heidi. She is definitely ABOUT His business.

God's been tuggin' on me about something and confirmation came through your sharing this. Wow...