Friday, November 21, 2008
Anticipation is a funny thing. Over the past week, there is no doubt that our trip back to the states is consuming our minds. It seems that all of our plans, all of our work, and all of our conversations surround going home. Anticipation has a funny way of refocusing life, rightly or wrongly, and slowing life down. While November 26th has come so fast, there are times that all of the planning and talking feels as if it were for naught. Anyways, all of that to say that we are excited for our trip back. Life has been slowing down as we are detaching from life here. There are things here that we are not excited to leaving. Alot actually. Leaving for a month feels like a long time when we think about our relationships here and being in the cold there. But, 6 months is a long time being away from our family and friends, our kids being away from their grandparents, and us being away from those who sent us here, the church. So, the anticipation will remain, we will make the most of our time remaining here and we will be excited to get on the plane next Wednesday, Lord Willing. And, ultimately, I think we can use the lessons we learn about anticipation and refocusing to help mature us in our Christian walk. There is no doubt that anticipation is supposed to reorganize our lives and change our perspective. This is the very reason that Jesus commanded us to "Watch and Pray." That is anticipation! That is reorganization! That is a change in perspective from our daily business to His daily business!