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Thoughts from Rebekah

Jeremiah 29:11- For I know that plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

For those who do not know me, I am the church administrator and I’ve been here almost a year now and I absolutely love it. I enjoy getting to meet the members of this church and helping to make FBCC the best it can be for the ministry God has called it to. I have a passion for photography and I hope to make this a weekly blog with pictures from around the church as God’s house at FBCC is stunning.  I have been married for three years and have two beautiful stepdaughters who keep us very busy. I am 9 months pregnant with our first daughter and we are excitedly counting down the days until we can hold her in our arms for the first time.

The verse above is my family’s life verse. It is a verse that was used in our wedding and sits on our mantel as a daily visual and reminder of God’s promise. The other day it caught my eye while I was in the kitchen. I took a moment and pondered on the last part of this verse with God’s promise of a future and a hope. With life crazy right now and so much uncertainty of the outcome of our future, I am glad God has it all under control.

With all that is going on with the virus and getting ready to deliver a baby into this craziness, I find myself anxious some days. I am anxious about the thought of going into labor. I am prepared for this? Right now, my husband is still able to go to the hospital with me, but what if that changes? Can I do this by myself? Will I be a good mom to my stepdaughters with a new baby in the house? These questions and more fill up my brain during the quiet moments. Yet, as Jeremiah wrote so many years ago, God promises a future and a hope, He is in control of it all. This brings peace to my craziness holding on to the promise that God has my future, no matter how it turns out, and He will provide the hope promised as well. In the reality of eternity, none of this will matter and God will have fulfilled His promise of giving us a future and a hope, one that is so much better than we could ever have imagined.