One of my dear friends is leaving this week. We have never lived in the same place or traveled to the same country. We have never spent an extended period of time together. But long ago, the Lord knit our hearts together. He taught us to love Him more through the other and we have pushed faithfully through since then.
She leaves on Friday for a part of the world that I am deeply burdened. Our shared passion for this part of the world brings us to tears. She pushes me, challenges me, encourages me, makes me laugh – and causes me to hope for our reuniting.
The Lord has graciously involved her in His plan for redemption in this part of the world. He has graciously involved me in His plan for redemption in this part of the world. He has graciously involved you in His plan for redemption in your part of the world. Not because He needs you, but because He loves you. That in itself is a beautiful picture of the Gospel… not to mention that His plan is for us to speak the Gospel in our part of the world.
Praise the Lord that He has a plan for redemption. Praise the Lord for the Gospel. And praise the Lord for my friend and her faithfulness and obedience to follow His call.
I love you, K. Miss you already. I can’t wait for the spit.