The LORD had said to Abram, "Go from your country, your people and your father's household to the land I will show you.
We had all of the furniture moved yesterday from the old house to the new house, but we left the desks standing in anticipation of this particular moment.
It's odd to look up and see the familiar landmarks in our rented house are now gone. We only lived here for three months, but it didn't take long for it to feel like home. Even in the short time we lived here, we made memories together.
At the end of a very long day yesterday, we finally gathered in our jumbled living room, ate pizza and began to laugh a bit, which we needed to do. Moving is no fun--especially across the street.
I didn't think about it in the moment, but I wish now I had said something important as we ate, considering it was the first of what will be many family meals in our new home. I think I would have said something like this...
"We dreamed of this place, long before we knew it was here. The fact that it was across the street from us all along was just God's way of showing off. We are all here together under one roof, just like we imagined it. When we started this journey across the country, we just stepped out in faith. We weren't sure where it would lead us, or how it would all work out. And now here we are... home. God is so good. We'll tell the story of how good God is our whole lives."
I am a living, walking testimony of the goodness of God. Pursuing God's call for our lives has made us uncomfortable. It hasn't been easy, but it's in moments like the one we shared last night that I am reminded of how amazing the adventure of following Christ truly is.
May you find ways to step out in faith and be amazed at the goodness of God today. Test that goodness. Go where you feel led to go by God without fear and trepidation. The road ahead might not be clear, but trust that it leads exactly where you need to be.
And may the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you now and always. Amen.