04 Mar Incredible Privilege To Walk In Community…
“Let’s go talk and pray with the elders at Grace first and then go from there.” It was my husband’s voice speaking and his words broke through my foggy mind. “It’s time to get some help — we can’t walk through this alone.” I knew he was right. After three miscarriages within a year, I was fighting hard to think clearly amidst the hormones and grief that had brought me to a dark place.
Since this conversation two years ago, God continues to teach us the importance of community. Yes, Christ is our Savior, Redeemer, and Life. Yes, He gives us all we need. Yet He created us to live in community — with Him and others. Two years ago, with my husband’s firm yet gentle push, we reached out to the community around us. We began by meeting with a couple of leaders at Grace, which led to increased vulnerability, counseling, prayer, accountability, and growth. What we found is that the more we reached out to those at Grace and beyond, the more the arms of Christ enveloped us. Despite the imperfections and struggles of both others and ourselves, we have come to know Jesus and His incredible grace and love even more through both trials and joys. In the past three years we have walked through loss, depression, uncertainty, extensive traveling, health problems, family issues, emotional and physical restoration, deepened relationships, and the birth of our son. What an incredible privilege to walk in community in the grace of God.
– Jason, Meridith, and Nathaniel Axt