The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me. ~ Psalm 16:6 nasb

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


The Lord's lovingkindnesses indeed never cease,
For His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23 NASB

Christmas is a time of longing, and waiting--with the sure knowledge that it is coming and nothing will stop it.  It's not faith, because we know it will happen.  We celebrate the waiting and longing for a Savior, knowing it has already happened and we'll get to celebrate soon, on that designated day.  In light of this knowing it will happen, I post this Our Journey post.


Several weeks ago, Fernando went on a job interview, then got in the Suburban and started driving home.  As soon as he was on the highway, his mobile phone rang.  He answered (Bluetooth), and a perky lady started talking to him about how she was in possession of his resume, forwarded to her from another company he had applied for but wasn't quite a match.  That human resources manager had forwarded it to her, thinking he may be a good match for that company.  So she called.

Fernando scheduled, then held, a phone interview with her.  And then, a face-to-face interview at No-- in Schaumburg.  Everyone seemed to really like him!  They gave him a tour of the building and each department, had him talk to human resources about benefits, and introduced him to lots of people.  They scheduled a follow-up phone interview, then a background check and drug test.  And then Fernando waited.  And waited.

He called/emailed back once or twice, but didn't hear.  Then, finally, the HR lady got back to him--they were waiting to hear back from Fernando's references!  We thought he'd have this job, but oh, the waiting was interminable.

Finally, on a Friday, he received a phone call from J.  She scheduled a phone call on Monday at 1pm, at which they would formally present their offer to Fernando.  We knew no matter the terms, we would accept.  There was no other choice.

On the same Friday, Thomas received a phone call.  FF-- was looking for a diesel mechanic apprentice, and could he come in for an interview at 1pm on Monday?  So now there were two things to look forward to on Monday at 1pm.

Monday came, 1pm came, and Fernando received his offer.  It was a solid, good offer, and he accepted it. 

Then we waited to hear from Thomas; we waited all afternoon.  My parents arrived; we were going out to dinner with them.  We told them that this dinner would now be a celebration, with Fernando's new job.

Still no word from Thomas.  So we went to dinner.  I finally texted him, and found out that he finally came home.  This could be a good thing, I thought.

Upon returning home, Thomas told us the reason he was gone all afternoon--he accepted their job offer and was busy filling out forms and driving to get a physical and a drug test.

Our celebration was doubled; it was almost too much to handle in one day.  Almost.

I'll leave this story here, short and simple.

As we approach the celebration of our Savior Jesus, come to save us from our sin, our hearts are full.

Back to life,

Read previous segments here:

The Beginning
The Injury
The Furnace
The Waiting
The House
The Phone Call
The Truck
The Car
The Business
The Gift
Eight Days
Broken Path

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