Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
Against the backdrop of both present-day and ancient Israel, Lynn Austin weaves together the stories of three women and the work of mercy in their lives. Separated by time and miles but linked through the eternal need to forgive, the stories merge into an example of inspirational fiction at its finest. At the outset of Wings of Refuge, Abigail MacLeod's life is falling apart around her, and in order to find the time to put the pieces back together, she signs on for an archeological expedition outside of Jerusalem. Part lifelong dream and part pilgrimage, her journey is meant to offer her solace and respite from a crumbling marriage. Instead, it brings danger as she becomes linked with a murdered man who had sat beside her on the flight from the United States. Shaken to the core, Abigail finds comfort in the friendship of Dr. Hannah Rahov. Through the shared stories of Hannah's heartbreaking past and the related saga of a woman who lived long ago, Austin weaves a stirring tale of reconciliation and proclaims the safe haven God provides for those weathering the storms of life.
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