The last whisper wasn't a finite thing, but rather, I hope it's a way for God to talk to Greg and I all year. At the end of last year, both Greg and I were excited about the idea of reading through the Bible together in 2013. We are using the convenient YouVersion app on our phones, and today we are 13% done with the whole canonical reading plan. I thought that reading straight through from Genesis to Revelation would be excruciating for the first five months or so, when the Bible is all laws, blueprints, and genealogy mostly. But Greg and I have had fascinating discussions about the reading almost every evening. Even in these early books, there are foreshadowing of Jesus and hints at big theological quandaries.
I think that reading the Bible this year will provide a great mode of communication for further "whispers" for both Greg and I. But this is the last official "whisper" that I have so far (the inclination to read through the Bible together this year). There is certainly more to understand later, like the dreams?!?, but after all these whispers, I may have an inkling of understanding about the past year. So many difficult circumstances and losses occurred in the last year, and in some ways, my trouble adjusting to staying at home added to the difficulty. But I think that ironically, being at home- one of the sources of difficulty- was also one way that God equipped me to handle all of the changes and losses of the year. Rather than prevent the bad things from occurring, God established me in a safe place of (occasional) rest just days before the most difficult events even took place last March. And for that I'm grateful.