So yesterday was a hard day - well let's face it - this past week has been hard. I said goodbye to students and co-workers who have been helping shape and influence my life. People with whom I have shared hurts and heartache, people I have shared joy and laughter - people I have loved. But YESTERDAY, I stood there - in the middle of my empty living room watching strangers taking a lifetime worth of stuff out to their truck. They carried it with no true care or concern, you see to them it was just household items. For me, I remember who gave it to me, where I bought it or circumstances around it that made it special. I have to say I was overwhelmed. I fought back tears several times. It just seemed very final and as if everything was changing and will never be the same. And I guess that is true.
Steve & I got in the van to come to his mom's house ( we are staying here temp.). I watched our home get smaller and smaller and reached in between the seats to retrieve my Bible. I just needed to hear my God's voice. He led me here:
44 "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.
45 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.
These words rang so sweet in my ears. I read them to Steve - crying all the way through it. God loves us so much - there is no circumstance He does not understand, no void He cannot fill. He holds us all in the palms of His hands. I have found my treasure in Him. I have sold everything in order to gain that treasure and move in the direction of that treasure. I am so grateful for God's word.
So close to time - 8 weeks left.
Blessings to all!