— Midweek Meditations:
thoughts, inspiration and encouragement
from ACF community members —
It’s one year since we came to Freiburg. On hindsight I see a tapestry of Divine choreography at work.
Coming to Freiburg is a giant leap in faith for us. I had not even heard of the town until one day in zoom the parish representatives met us and broke the news that they have decided to appoint Vinod in ACF.
It basically meant shuffling the feathers again. We were comfortable in our home town. All dear ones around us. Both of us enjoying our jobs and girls resettling in school. Yet we knew it was God at work.
The pandemic delayed the process and by the time the Visa process was completed we heard that the old catholic flat was waiting for us. What a blessing it was.
We were then told a girl of twenty would not be considered as part of the family for visa purposes. That triggered the decision to support Giji in her desire to marry Arvind. It was a family known to us from childhood. What a blessing the marriage turned out to be.
I was working with the state government department of health. God has prepared angels in Freiburg who would invite me to be part of the university that too in the faculty of medicine.
Dorothy’s schooling was much smoother than we thought. She integrated fast to the openness to the German schooling offered.
Being part of ACF was a joy supporting the services singing occasionally hosting people and visiting people were all great experiences.
Looking back in each step we find a divine choreography.
I remain humble and thankful.
Surely God’s ways are higher and mightier than our ways.
The ACF Midweek Meditations
are written by a diverse group of our church members with the intention to seek God’s fingerprints in our lives. They range from somber to humorous and are inspired by all facets of live and faith. Written by ordinary people from all walks of life, they reflect a wide range of Christian backgrounds and spiritualities.
Each week’s text portrays the individual viewpoint of its author. They might not always resonate with everyone, and are not meant to be understood as representing the Anglican Church Freiburg as a whole. Yet, as a church that is aiming to ‘Build a Community of Grace’ we seek to practice learning from and listening to one another.
We pray that these humble ponderings add a small spark of blessing to your week.