"I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light." --- JK Falconer

Monday, May 9, 2011

From our most recent newsletter:

A basic question: Where are you from? But not an easy one to answer. Andy and I have different places where we grew up, different places where we have lived as a family and now we even have a different country entering our list. Where is our home?
In preparation for this move, I (Cari) read the book Third Culture Kids. It discusses certain values and struggles that many kids share who grow up in a culture different from their parents’ home culture. This will be true for Drew and Tony. One of these shared values is a new definition of home. Instead of home being a house or even a place, it is defined by the people with whom they live. This is true for us as Christians.
In our youth group last weekend, we read from Revelation 21. The New Jerusalem is a place where God dwells with His people. By definition, our future “home” is with God. It is less about where and more about with whom. Wow. With God. What an amazing home to have promised to us! And as we head to West Virginia, France and eventually Chad, we can truly say “there’s no place like home”, because God goes with us. We are so glad we will always be at home.

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