24 August 2011

Faithful

I've been in a bit of a purging mood lately.  For example, the sofa in our family room has been bugging me so much, with its terrible slip-cover and slovenly appearance, that I have received permission from the man of the house to remove it as soon as I can.  I can't wait to take it out and leave it on the curb.  I don't even care that I have nothing to take it's place; in fact, I think I will revel in having NOTHING there.
As a result of this mood, I spent some time in our dungeon basement yesterday, filing through long lost papers, boxes of journals (I cannot believe how much I used to write in my journal!) and memorabilia.
I found a little envelope, sealed, and the front said this:
Ooo, how exciting, my very own time capsule that I don't even remember!  Those are my maiden initials in the lower left corner, for Katharine Priscilla Colwell.
Well, 2000 AD has come and gone, so I figured I had better open it.  Here is what I read:
  I wrote this list on November 12, 1990, four days after my 20th birthday.  I was a sophomore in college, and a baby Christian.  I'm struck by the fact that of the six things on the list, five of them are true.  The first one, about where I would live, is the only one that is not currently true.  Guess I couldn't imagine myself up here in cold, Yankee New England.  The parts about being involved in church and following the Lord seem amazing to me, as I had only been a Christian for less than a year.  
I'm so thankful to the Lord for all the mercy HE has shown and all the things that HE has done.

This is the Lord's doing; 
it is marvelous in our eyes.
Psalm 118:23

7 comments:

  1. Oh wow, that is so cool. God is good. I bet He'll provide a great sofa, too. Can't wait to see it.

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  2. How precious! We are so excited to have provided the man who loves the Lord, but God brought you two together.
    Love you much,
    Judy (& David too)

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  3. Precious! Precious! Precious! I wish I would have done that. I am going to have my girls do that.

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