I can barely wait to step on the plane... less than a week away and the world seems to be spinning a little faster than usual. Lists spill out of my mind into my notepad as days rip off the calander like the wrapping paper of an 8 year old boy's Christmas presents. Hopes and fears collide navigating what has at best been a turbulent fall in preparation for this trip however, as Apostle Paul addresses the Romans...
We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.... as who can separate us from the love of Christ? Will trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? ... No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
... and this hope may realistically be all that has held me together through some of these days - and oddly enough that excites me and I hopefully some of that excitement spills over to you as well.
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