We are home! We moved into our new house a week ago, and are in the crazy chaos of unpacking boxes. It is the third move since March, and I am ready to settle down and begin living my life again! Phew! The journey from California to Colorado was quite remarkable for us, and we are still amazed at how everything fell into place and six weeks after leaving where we had lived for 21 years, we closed on a brand new home in the town of Timnath!
As I look back on all that has happened to us, I shake my head when I think of the speed at which events took place. I am overwhelmed with gratefulness for all that has transpired. Selling our house in California in record time, for a great price, moving to Granite Bay and renting a house that took our big dog, and then my husband receiving an invitation to interview for a job in Colorado the day we moved in was not something I could have orchestrated. Getting that job and packing up again to travel to Colorado, into a fully furnished condo for a month and a half, then finding a house to buy one week after we arrived, and closing in 30 days is also something I could not have imagined happening. But I am not in charge here. I have a God who loves me and loves my husband, and He knew what we needed all along. Such an abundant blessing for us!
Our home is in the little town of Timnath – just east of Ft. Collins, and about an hour north of Denver. The day we found out our mortgage was approved for this house, I was reading from Joshua 19, verses 49-50 and it said this: “When they had finished dividing the land into its allotted portions, the Israelites gave Joshua son of Nun an inheritance among them, as the Lord had commanded. They gave him the town he asked for—Timnath Serah in the hill country of Ephraim. And he built up the town and settled there.” I was stunned! Joshua had been faithful to God and when he finished dividing up the promised land among the twelve tribes of Israel, God blessed him with a place of his own – Timnath. It has a couple of significant meanings, two of which are land of abundance and land of the sun. As we “settle” into our new life, I intend to “build up” the place God has given us to live. I want to explore all the possibilities that He has for us, and flourish in our new space. God knew all along what would happen to us, and all the worry and anxiety about our future was unnecessary. I only needed to remember to trust in the One who is always faithful! To God be the glory, today and in all the days to come!!