Stuck In the Middle
I attended an Advent By Candlelight service at my church this past Sunday evening. The coordinators of the event invited a published author and speaker as the entertainment. Her topic was titled “God With Us”.
The speaker shared a personal story about the need to downsize their home in an effort to pay the medical bills accumulated after her husband’s cancer diagnosis and treatment. Within her story she said “God is the Alpha and Omega, beginning and end. He is with us in the middle too.”
Today marks the two year anniversary of the death of my niece, Jill. We know her Alpha and, sadly, we know her Omega. My family, and her friends, scream in unison, “God, we would rather still be in the middle with her!”
God, who knit us together in our mother’s womb, knows the number of hairs on our head at any given moment. He has a purpose and a plan for our lives. He knows our individual Alpha and Omega because He created us; we are His. We know only the middle.
In the middle is where we grow. As we weave in and out of each other’s lives, we need to be aware of the impact we are making on others. We have encountered difficult people as well as kind-hearted people. Let’s be honest, we have taken a turn at being both types of people to others. This is how we grow.
It was evident Jill wove her life into the lives of other’s as hundreds of people attended her Omega. As we continue to endure our middle, no words can connect to describe how much we miss her.
As we weave in and out of each other’s lives, let’s do so holding God’s hand knowing He is with us in the middle so we can know Him at our Omega.
I ❤️ you Jill
“Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.