The Wetzels have been busy the past couple of weeks! We have been hard at work with our marketing team at Hachette to get our book ready for launch, we started a new school year with our girls, and our Walter Reed baby turned 7!! We are also covering our university in prayer as students return to Auburn and the SEC attempts to have sports this fall. Josh is certainly about to sail some uncharted waters with Auburn Athletics. Please continue to pray for teachers and students of all ages.
I shared this sermon on our Facebook page last week. This was such a good word on how we can navigate today by keeping our eyes on tomorrow. While we all feel backed into a corner, we have choices that we have to make. If there is anything we hope people can take away from our testimony it's that the choices you make in a hard season are the ones that matter most. The truth is, there will be people ten years from now that will still blame 2020 for ruining everything. Things are changing but it's our choice to call them ruined.
Charlotte Gambill is one of my favorite speakers. She is lively and she truly digs into the word of God in those often unappreciated texts such as this one. In 2 Samuel 4, Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan and grandson of Saul, was orphaned, crippled, and moved from his home in the palace to a place called “Lo Debar,” all in one day. Lo Debar was a place of "no pasture," completely desolate and lifeless. Mephibosheth was also lame in both feet from being dropped as a baby. Both the situation and the season were bad for Mephibosheth. I want to speak on Charlotte's final point in this message which comes from 2 Samuel...
2 Samuel 9: David asked, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” Now there was a servant of Saul’s household named Ziba. They summoned him to appear before David, and the king said to him,