Everyone knows that there's not much I enjoy more than planning a special occasion.
This is the one special occasion I never wanted to plan, the one invitation I never wanted to issue:
It is with a heavy heart that Nilgiris Tea House announces we will be closing weekend operations at the end of July. (We are still available for private functions and special events; email email@example.com.)
All our friends who care for and patronize the TH
are invited to a come-and-go farewell tea
on Sunday, July 27, 3 - 6 pm
We thank you for your patronage, friendship and many kindnesses. We have loved serving the community that has developed in the TH over the past 11 years. We will miss you deeply.
The morning I finally came to the conclusion that this is the way God is leading me, I felt desolate. The sky was thundering, scowling at me as I peered out of my bedroom window overlooking the park.
I tearfully made my way down the 16 steps to the TH. After half an hour or so of busyness in the kitchen, I walked into the dining room. I opened the front door, and I was greeted with this:
A double rainbow - Mum's sign of God's promise and care - beamed over the park across from Nilgiris!
It was 6:15 in the morning.
God has plans for me, and He has plans for this little TH that we all have grown to love. We don't know what His plans are right now, but we do know that His wisdom is staggering in its depth, and His love has no limit.
Great is His faithfulness.