It really wasn’t until I was riding home from work yesterday that the thought occurred to me: there’s no turning back now. If yesterday morning we wanted to change our mind about this whole thing, we could. But that’s the difference a minute makes. At 3:59 Rachel and I still had our jobs; at 4:00 we had clocked out of work and into unemployment.
That’s the funny thing about faith. What else would cause a family to quit their jobs, move from Texas to Michigan, and pay tuition to train for a career in which they will rely on the financial support of others – what, besides the belief that they serve the God who is sovereign over all things. If we did not believe that God’s plan was to call people from all nations to himself, we would not be packing right now.
But we do believe it. The Bible says that not only is God worthy of all praise, but that he will be praised by people from all people groups. And He has decided to use broken people like us to proclaim that glory to the ends of the earth.
It is with joy that we can say our time has finally come. I will pick up the rental truck on Friday (8-7-09) at 4pm, and we’ll leave as soon as we’re loaded up (and you’re welcome to come see us off). We will miss you!!