Somethings change a lot, and some things don’t change. That’s a reality people have to deal with if they’ve been away from home for any extended amount of time. People change a lot, too.
There are some things I was hoping for when I returned home, but I’ve learned that they’re not here or they’ve changed. I’ve been told it’s for the best. Needless to say, it hurt my feelings. But, I believe it is God telling me that I don’t need to forget all I learned these past five months. He’s in control, and I need to lean on Him for everything.
With that said, home is great. In a weird way, it doesn’t seem like I was gone for five months. My teammate, Day, says it perfectly in her blog: I’m home? Really????.Of course, names are different, but you get the idea. I have wanted to be home for longer than I care to admit, but God has opened my eyes to a world that needs Him in a most desperate way. I can’t sit still and let this experience fade in the background. It comes down to telling people at home that people need the love of Jesus, and God wants us to deliver that message. Amazing, right?
I heard it put at debriefing that ‘we are the messengers, not the editors’. We need to know the Word and know that it is enough. It is up to God to do the rest. All we have to do is obey. Of course, that’s easier said than done. Get out there and share this love that overflows. Don’t stay silent.
Thank you for your prayers and love.