Since the penning of the The Why? in the Road, I have made my way ever closer to understanding it, as well as being readied to step decidedly forward when at last it was upon me - or, rather, when I was upon it.
Very likely it doesn't matter all that much what happened, or even how it happened. What is important, is that it DID happen; and today I stand amazed at God's goodness in preparing me in advance for it. In recent days I've described those preparations as a loosening of my roots. It's among the first steps in preparing anything for transplant.
At the end of March I will leave my ministry roost (though not the blogosphere), where for four years I have treasured nearly every moment; every opportunity. It is a bittersweet leaving, for truly I have loved both the people and the work; days filled with focus and purpose - and much, much satisfaction.
The bitter is the sadness that claims my soul; sadness over the ending of one chapter before taking up the next one. It has come to claim my soul, though I confess the sweet of it is excitement & amazing joy that allows the sorrow to have boundaries.
It is well with my soul.
So this I know ...
- In Him, there is no darkness or shadow of turning. Wherever I am, He is there already; and there is light.
- What lies ahead is always more amazing than what lies behind. The best is forever yet to come.
- Fear has no home in a heart that knows God always intends it's best.
- The high ground - and remaining upon it - always provides the most amazing view.