Good times at Mission Manor, the name we've given our home since we house our missionary kids from time to time when they come off the field.
Sometimes you have to let one story end so the next one can begin, so says Winnie the Pooh.
I lower the calendar to my lap, ponder the truth of that statement.
How we've lived that with all three of our missionary daughters and their families who are spread around the world. If we've learned anything in the last 14 years since our firstborn left for India, it's that the missionary life is one of many transitions.
One story ends, another begins.
Currently, one family lives with us until August when they hope to leave for language school. God gifted us 12 years with this daughter and fam as they served in inner city ministry in our hometown. Now, the Lord is leading them to overseas ministry. It will be an adjustment for all of us.
But we must let that story end, so that a new story can begin in Africa.
Each story has its share of joy and sorrow, adapting, moving forward to embrace the next God-given task for His glory.
For His glory! Isn't that the ultimate purpose of every story? At least I think it should be . . .
That He might be exalted among the nations; that He might be exalted in the earth!
(see Ps. 46:10)