We needed to hear her .... to hear her and how very real and normal she is! And WHY?..... she, being so normal with the same struggles as anyone ..... Why would she want to come and entertain us with her funny and painful stories of her life experiences? WHY? Well, it's the heart that God mended, in such a broken child, that He so beautifully nurtured and grew and loved unconditionally that she is "compelled" to share His boldness with us!! His boldness. Imagine having someone love you so boldly that He never gave up on you ..... that He reached down to an orphaned child and made sure there were loving arms around her at all times! He used so many to do His job.
Well, Jenny's "story" is wrenching .... the things she has had to go through and witness in her life as a child .... and even the things she learns later in her life she never knew. So one of the loving things God gave her to help her get through, was a sense of humor!!! We could all use a little sense of humor!! Not that she has been absent of painful tears, but her sense of humor is crucial to her survival in sharing what she shares with us. Because THEN WE CAN EVEN identify with her! Maybe in some way we have walked in her shoes! That is why she is compelled to share it "all" with us .... the ALL .... the good and the bad, but most of all is she is compelled to tell you how she was rescued through it all and from it all .... and she continues to be rescued and "fitted" for the right shoes in each season and then able to "Walk On" in His shoes he "fitted" for her at that moment ....... and for all of us if we so choose to take off the old shoes that become so uncomfortable! Her words to us......and they leave me wanting to shed a few pairs of shoes I keep walking in .... that have become uncomfortable . I am ready for a new fit!
So was it a success? Yes it was .... God had His Hand in it, touching those who needed it .... He always reaches over and beyond any humanism to call us to Him in such a private and gentle way. I am sure many hearts went home pondering all that they had heard from Jenny .... and maybe with a little giggle too!
How can I say ..... Thank You Lord! ... for all that you used to make this happen in our midst?!!! Thanks that all of you came to share in such a special person's life!! She also leaves "blessed" by your presence! ....that is how He seems to work!