Hannah Easton

I will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." Psalm 91:2

My husband Marc and I have been coming to FBCnl for about 10 years and became members about 2 years ago in preparation for welcoming a baby girl into our family. I’ve been asked to share a little about what God is/has taught me recently. Talking about myself is one of my least favourite things, and certainly not about my flaws, but that is where He shines.

For about the last year and a half, I had been feeling like I’m not free. As a wife and mum, my days are filled with bland tasks. I wake up, pack lunches, work, make dinner, eat dinner, do bath time, bedtime, clean up… I’m sure many of you can relate. I seemingly have no time for myself and little ability to make my own choices. Each responsibility felt like another bar in an oppressive cage. 

But, As some of you know, I took a recent work trip to Taiwan. I had a week there, where I was absolutely free from these restrictions and responsibilities. I took full advantage of that freedom and some of my choices there were not honouring to God. I stayed out too late and drank too much. But our gracious Father works everything, even my sin, for my good. God is changing my heart and my perspective. 

Imagine the cage we were talking of before, but now drop it into an ocean full of sharks, and suddenly it becomes the protection in a fantastic adventure. My husband is indeed a gift from a generous God. My toddler is indeed a blessing.  Each monotonous chore and responsibility is not a bar in a cage, but rather a rod in the mighty barrier between me and my sharklike destructive self. He has gifted me the boundaries that keep me living within his design, for me to get the joy and for God to get the Glory.