It isn´t Advent yet but this hopeful, joyous tune keeps coming to mind as we see the mountains ahead and start the ascent. Trusting God is the theme on our hearts. Some of you may know our daughter Sarah fell and hit her head Sunday evening causing her to have two subdermal hematomas. She was admitted to the ICU at St. Peter´s for observation because she was also sick to her stomach. She underwent many tests and our daughter Elizabeth came from Buffalo to advocate and oversee her care while Hilarie provided moral support by phone.
It has challenged the parent in us to continue on the Camino and let God take care of our family. Depending on our children and extended family to lend a hand is not how we typically handle things. Trust is a necessary part of this journey as we go to places we have never been and walk when we are not sure the way. We sleep next to people we do not know and share all facilities with them. We are unaware of the weather forecast when we arise. We send one of our bags filled with all our belongings with total strangers each day and trust it will arrive at our next destination. We choose the destination without knowing if we will actually arrive there. “God willing¨ is a staple in our conversation when we meet other pilgrims and they ask where we plan to end our day, we say the name of the village, God willing.
We have walked 342 miles and have left 155 miles to Santiago. This journey challenges us to trust God more deeply and be dependent at a whole new level. Proverbs 3:5,6
We are grateful for your prayers and comments. We pray God meets each of you in the place of your deepest need today.