As many of you know, I am huge fan of superheroes-particularly Marvel heroes. You might not know that I also love Sci-Fi, especially well-written novels. These days, I often find myself thinking, "Did I suddenly wake up in the throes of a dystopian science fiction thriller?" To say these are strange days would be putting it quite mildly; I could never have envisioned our current reality.
As I'm sure you could guess, the above picture was taken in England. Even now as I am writing this, my heart is burdened for the people there and the uncertainty they face day to day-especially those who do not have the hope we have in Jesus Christ. Lately, I have found myself praying daily for their burdens-lost jobs, fear of the unknown future, anger, etc. Despite all of the fear and confusion of this year, the call to go to England only continues to grow stronger. God is doing awesome things and He has invited my family to join in the transformation of this small island.
I had mentioned earlier to keep an eye out for a major update. Our original plan was to begin transitioning into full-time on the road support raising, beginning in the Fall by traveling to Texas. We may very well still follow that plan-right now, we are simply waiting to see how this season of social distancing and quarantine concludes. At this point, we do not know when exactly life will "return to normal"; nor do we know how that 'normal' will look. However, we do know that we serve an immeasurably wonderful, loving God who is in control and guiding our path. We trust in Him alone, knowing all other sources will ultimately fail, but He never will.
While this may not have been in our plan, nothing about what is happening is surprising to God. He is not caught off-guard and He is not scrambling to find an answer. Our greatest strength in this season lies not in ourselves, but in our Saviour-a Saviour who loves us beyond measure and desires to see the whole world restored to perfect relationship with him.
Continue to serve and stand faithfully where you are,