April 23, 2024

Scarlett Kiowski
And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.”
Exodus 34:6

The first time I experienced God’s abounding love was in a season of loss. During this difficult time we lost my father-in-law, we lost our church, and our business was suffering. Amidst all of the emptiness and shock that I was feeling I found the greatest treasure of all, God’s abounding love. His faithfulness met me in my saddest and hardest moments. It was something I had never experienced before and it transformed me. I began to see and understand for the first time how deeply loved I was by the Father.

His sweet love brought us to Wimberley and back to Cypress Creek Church, which was home for us, and it was during that time that God began to restore our broken hearts. We spent about a year of healing surrounded by our amazing church family. God graciously poured His love out on us through the hands and feet of the church body. His faithfulness carried us all the way through to the other side where we were made whole again. 

When life gets hard, I remember that season. When I think about it, instead of the pain, I am reminded about God’s goodness, His faithfulness, and that He has a plan for us that’s far better than what I could ever imagine. Thank you Jesus for carrying us through the valleys.