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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Our Story: God's Faithfulness

Last spring, we were approached by our church, The Journey, with the idea of creating a video about God's faithfulness to our family throughout Ava's birth and diagnosis. Though she passed away before the filming could take place, we felt like God's story was so important that we went ahead with the interview.

Five days after Ava died we had a film crew in our home and though they were extraordinarily gracious, after a 10-hour day of filming, Matt and I wondered if we could have possibly said anything coherent. We were totally spent. Honestly, it made it easier to leave the whole project in God's hands, knowing if He wanted to make something of it, that would be HIS job, not ours. 

This weekend, they showed the video as part of the sermon, and we were extremely humbled and grateful to see our small part in God's great story. He is so faithful.

If you'd like to, you can view the 12 minute video here:  

In so many ways, this story is bigger than us. God sustained us by his grace, He brought countless friends and strangers into our lives to providentially care for us, and in the end, we are so thankful for the prayers and support from so many of you, which made this part of our story possible. 

Humbly and with so much love, 
Matt and Sara


Erin said...

What a brave, honest story. Thinking of you all.

Courtney said...

I loved the video this weekend, and my kids were so excited to see Elizabeth and Ruby on the big screen. They talked about it all day and prayed about it at night. :)

Sophie said...

I am inspired and encouraged by your faith, theology and strength completely given by our sweet heavenly Father. He often doesn't work as we anticipate, but His ways are always good and when we can't trace His hand we can trust His heart. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story, woven together by the Author of life.

Many prayers for you and your family,

Sara said...

Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement. Courtney, tell your kiddos thanks for the prayers! We treasure them.

Tracie said...

Thank you so much for sharing your testimony of the faithfulness of God. I'm so inspired by your faith. My prayer is that you hold onto your faith & to God and that you continue to be surrounded by His comfort & love. I can't agree with you more...God is good & God is always there.

"Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is your faithfulness." ~Lamentations 3:21-23