It was 3 years ago today…
The unthinkable happened to us. It was a photographer’s “worst nightmare”…
We had just sold and closed on our townhouse, moved into our friends basement, and left for Charleston to photograph one of the biggest weddings of our career — our first Charleston wedding.
That very night, the day before the wedding, every single piece of photography gear that we owned was stolen right out of our hotel room.
In that moment, we were left with nothing.
I’ll never forget the moment we realized everything was gone.
We both just sat on the bed, shaking, and we and wept. And we prayed.
Little did we know what season we would be walking into…
I won’t go into the full story, but if you would like to read more you can go here.
The enemy tries to kill, steal, and destroy. That’s what he does.
But our God restores and redeems. He takes a bad situation, a horrific circumstance, our worst nightmare and says,
“I’m not going to give you ‘back’ what was stolen –No, I am going to make it better. I am going to restore and redeem it and make it ALL beautiful.”
Isn’t that amazing? Isn’t that wonderful? Isn’t that so like God? Only He can do things like that! ? He does something better than what we had. He does a new thing. He thinks bigger than we do.
This is what He’s been doing for us. Yes, it started with our gear getting stolen. It started with an attempt to take us down, to take us out, to destroy us. But as we’ve held onto our Father, as we have trusted our Deliverer, He is doing a deeper work.
Yes, he did make a way for our gear to be restored beyond what we had before, even though we were unknowingly without the proper insurance at that the time. He carried us through all of that, He provided for us, yes… but since that day, something bigger and better has begun.
God’s begun a deep process in us, and it’s been a hard one.
Has it been brutal at times? Yes.
Have we felt like we were in the wilderness at times? Yes.
He’s started a process, there is a bigger picture that He sees.
He’s up to something good. He always has good things in His heart for His children. He’s always working. Even though we don’t understand each moment, each circumstance we go through.
We can trust Him. He knows what He’s doing, and it’s good.
Thank you, Father. ☀️