Thursday, July 3, 2014

At the Threshold

Thirty years ago I flew into this airport for the first time, beginning something I never imagined: a lifetime of ministry in Europe.

And now here I am again at the Frankfurt airport, flying through on our way home to the Czech Republic to begin another stretch of life here in Europe!

Sitting here with Dave, having some good, strong German coffee as we wait for our last flight, I have a little movie of my life these past thirty years, screening across my mind.

Malachi Singers in Germany, lifetime friendships made, teaching school in Spain, getting married in Speyer, birthing all three of our kids in Schwetzingen, moving to Czech in 1993, beginning Josiah Venture, and all that has happened since then. Whew. What an adventure movie it has been! 

Of course it's been a mixture of so many things: trials, joys, triumphs, defeats. There have been many ups and downs, ins and outs.

But always, always...the Lord has been good, and I have learned to rejoice and give thanks when we've been in want and in plenty, in tough situations or in amazing times.

And now as we stand at the threshold of returning home and to leadership of JV, I'm filled with anticipation and excitement for what the next stretch will be.

The Lord will be good. All the time! I know that for sure. 

And I will seek with all my heart to rejoice and trust in Him knowing how faithful He has already been.

So with we go!!

**After I posted we got bumped from our flight to Krakow! Six more hours in the Frankfurt airport. Some Euros towards another ticket sometime. God is good.

1 comment:

  1. Good perspective on the bump! Money in your pocket. Glad you could have more time to reflect and rest, I guess, before heading home. A new chapter begins!