There is great rejoicing in the Blue Ridge Blue Collar household tonight. We have even broken out the Welch’s Sparkling Grape Juice for a toast. Benjamin got a job!
I have mixed feelings, of course. The job is in Charlotte, NC, which is a huge city with a very high crime rate. A big change from his deep country roots. But I’ve always prayed that Benjamin would land just where he is meant to be, and although I’d hoped it would be nearby, God had different plans.
God, it seems, often has a different road for us to take than the one we planned to travel. And so it is with Benjamin. But he’s excited about the new journey he’ll soon embark on, and so are we. We are truly happy for him. He’s come so, so far, and I think he’s now pretty well-equipped for traveling.
So, I am grateful for Benjamin’s new job. I am grateful for your kind thoughts and prayers for him, dear friends. I am grateful to know that God will be with him every step of the way. And I’m grateful, beyond measure, for Benjamin.