This is not a strange question to me as I know this line of work can be extremely draining both physically and spiritually. When you travel so much and spend so many nights away from home sleeping on van benches, strange beds and floors it can take a toll on you not matter how passionate you are about a cause or fight. When I have to wake up every day to the fact that another four thousand lives are on the line; sometimes I just want to scream. While I have hundreds of days a year in which I want to scream, I also have many days – I did yesterday – where I end up wiping tears of joy from my face.
Late afternoon yesterday I noticed a young pregnant couple walk into the vending barn at Cornerstone Festival where our booth is set up. I asked her how far along she was and congratulated them as this is their first child. I really felt moved by the Holy Spirit to give the father a free Heritage shirt and explain the beauty of Psalm 127.
Kayla and Brandon began smiling as I shared with them why this shirt meant so much to me as a father of seven children. Kayla told me that she had just given Brandon a fathers day card with Psalm 127 on it. It was what Kayla said to me next that stirred up the tears and touched me so much.
Last year Kayla had come by our booth and talked to me as she was getting married in October of 2011 and wanted information about what birth control to use. I shared with her the dangers of chemical birth control and gave her literature from the booth. I also shared my heart with her about being open to the blessings from God, His heritage as it says in Psalm 127. Kayla told me it was because of that encounter at Cornerstone Festival last year that they decided to just allow God to build their house and are now blessed with their first child due in three weeks.
It is truly moments like these that get me through the rough days, the sad days, the days in which I just want to scream.
I hope this story blessed you also, as many who read this site are also the ones who click that donation button to make sure we are set up at events like Cornerstone Festival. You are the ones who provide the money so we can buy that literature and put gas in the van to get to each event. You are the ones who pray for us and the work we are doing. You can truly say that you had a part in the blessing of knowing this beautiful child will be laying in his or her parents arms in just a few weeks.