Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 10 - Ten Lords a-Leaping

I used to spend the majority of my time alone. I felt like Rapunzel “trapped in a tower” with no one to visit or rescue me. I was longing to be part of an authentic community but had no idea where to find such a thing.  I am blind, and this has often made meeting people and navigating new places very challenging. On New Year’s Day of 2014, I wrote in my prayer journal that my heart’s desire was to “find my place in an intimate community with believers and to be in the midst of a group of people who love each other well.” That same day at a New Year’s party I overheard an acquaintance talking about her church and it sounded very interesting and possibly what my heart was longing to be a part of. She said they were a small group that met in homes. I asked her if I could visit sometime. She enthusiastically agreed and even offered to give me a ride.

On February 28, 2014, I was introduced to the people that I now consider to be my spiritual family. They welcomed me so warmly and treated me with such kindness and respect. After spending only an hour with them, I knew I was home. It’s been almost 2 years now and I’m still in awe and amazement of what God has done!

My whole world has changed and I have found the special spot that God has carved out just for me. I have a band of brothers and sisters to “do life with”, friends who are there for me when I need prayer and encouragement, and a place to grow and share the gifts He has placed in me. God's love is so amazing and I’m so thankful that He cares about my heart’s desires and everything that concerns me.

 Psalms 68:6      “God sets the lonely in families; He leads out the prisoners with singing…”