Today was the big drive to Cape Town. As I woke up and switched my phone on, my phone started beeping with message after message. This continued throughout the whole drive and even now as I get ready to go to bed ... an absolute outpouring of love and encouragement. Brett and I have never experienced so much love and support from the body of Christ like we are right now in our lives! People around the world, many we know and even more that we have never had the privilege of meeting are carrying us in prayer and standing with us in faith as we await in faith the miracle of Zac's birth. To all of you who have written to us, phoned us, messaged us and walked alongside of us ... thank you! Through your love we see Jesus so clearly. He has raised up a mighty army to walk with us and celebrate with us as we get ready to receive our miracle boy.
We have seen God go before us every step of this faith walk. Today was just another example of that. Where fear would have loved to have crept in, God ushered His perfect love in to keep us encouraged every minute of this day as we drove to Cape Town. (Adeye ... thank you for being an instrument in His hands to rally the troops to pray us through today. We were so touched by your blog post! How I love you my friend. The amount of messages have taken our breath away). Last night a precious couple came and washed my feet and prayed over us as a family in preparation for all that lies ahead. That same precious woman has prayed, fasted and constantly cheered us on in God. Friends and family have called and popped over all of this week to pray over us, drop off food, lavish precious gifts and offer all kinds of practical help. Even our accommodation while we stay here in Cape Town has been Divinely set up and we are so blessed with His mighty peace and provision as we come away to rest as we await Zac's birth. Our daughters are seeing what "love in action" looks like as they watch all the goings on. Jesus is truly carrying us!
We await more doctors appointments this week. In it all I hear His gentle whisper tonight ... "Be still and know that I am God". What a lovely Jesus He is ... so gentle, gracious, lavish in love and oh so Mighty to save to the uttermost. We go to sleep with hearts bolstered in encouragement and expectation.
Thank you to all who have shown us "love in action" in ways we will never forget!
All our love,
Brett, Janine, Tianna, Angelee and Zac