Well, are you good and shocked? Sharon, writing Rogerís column? Donít be. Roger has had an incredible two months. As I wrote this for him, he was in training to go on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire." Yes, you read it right!
On Tuesday night, September 26, Roger dialed the telephone number he had dialed countless times before. Only that night, things were a little different Ė he got all the answers right! Now, to top that off, he received a telephone call the next day giving him instructions on the next step.
Okay, I know what some of you are thinking, one of my co-workers has already made the statement: "Your family really is into this TV thing arenít you?" Yep, we are. Since we canít afford vacations, weíll just enter almost any contest or talk show that will fly us somewhere. Okay, now back to Roger.
When little Timothy came to our home Roger was not very enthusiastic. I mean he didnít "Oooo" and "Ahhh" like so many other people did. As a matter of fact we had him about three weeks before he ever held him. Now things have changed. Roger has grown to love the little fellow almost as much as I do. So, what changed him?
Roger was very attached to our little puppy, Tessa. When she died, both Roger and I ended up in the floor crying our eyes out. Yet, God turned our eyes on Him and then showed us little Timothy and the tremendous amount of love he needed.
My husband is a good man. He just needs a little prodding from time to time. One of the things that freed him up and prodded him was a weekend away that was opened up to us through his work. Believe me folks, every couple needs to get away from the kids!
Roger and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We even got to spend some time with one of my cousins who lives in Pensacola, Florida.
The point I am trying to make with this column is this: If we are going to love the unlovely, we have to start with the people in our own homes. Roger had to get out of his comfort zone and take the risk of loving a little baby who could actually be here today and gone tomorrow.
We donít know what his mother or the judge is going to do, but this one thing we do know:
"And I am sure that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus comes back again." Philippians 1:6
No, we arenít going to New York City. God has a plan and we will just wait on Him. When all is said and done we know His final answer Ė "yes and amen"!