Moving is bitter/sweet. Something about packing up, saying good-bye, and building a new life is always difficult. Hence, the bitter part. However, we have complete peace (that passes all understanding) about this transition in our lives. It is exciting to know that you are in the will of God, that He has great things in store, and that the future is secure. That is the sweet part!
I must say that God is good…all the time! He has provided for us above and beyond all our needs and even our wants. He has upheld his servants and protected our family. He has answered specific prayers precisely. He has brought into our lives the most precious friends who are there for us exactly when we need them the most. Many of these friends will be here this week with us. We will be working hard, packing, telling stories, laughing, and crying. We might even find the time to take a break over a cup of coffee or two. And at the end of the week, we will say good-bye.
I know in my heart that it is very likely that some of our friends we will not see again this side of heaven. But we will see them again. I’m reminded of the 4th verse in the song Blest Be the Tie. It goes like this: “When we asunder part, It gives us inward pain; But we shall still be joined in heart, and hope to meet again.”
Pray for our family this week. I believe in the power of prayer! And to all my family and friends reading this, here is my prayer for you…
“For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” (Eph 3:14-21)