What you can’t fit in carry-on

Just a quick step away from the theological ranting.

So I’ve mentioned that I’m in one of the many transition times in my life. I’m selling off all the things that I’d thought kinda defined the person I was and am being forced to again put everything important to me in 2 suitcases and a carry-on (airline restrictions).

The result is that you get to prioritize things. As a result I cameluggage to the conclusion that I’ve been very blessed with friends. Even today at work, I realized that the guys at work are good people to talk to, and I’m going to miss them. The same holds true for the many people who have come through my apartment to look at (and buy off) my books. Last night I had a really good chat with a few people from the local MUNCF chapter, and realized I’d miss the opportunity to chat with them in the future. The same with the guys I argue my own twisted theology with, and my friends who are just happy to let me rant off the things that make me mad, or make me happy.

Even as I’ve been here, many people have come and gone from the locality, but not from my life. Each one valuable and enjoyable in their own ways. As I slowly rid myself of possessions I can’t fit in my luggage, I realize that’s what’s been valuable has been the people God has placed around me.

The Bible says that love is from God, and that as we abide in love, we abide in God:

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.  (1 John 4:16)

Essentially the friends I’ve made in Canada while I’ve been here have been a clear and present reminder of the Love of God. In preparing to leave, I know that I will miss many, but the God who went before me here to prepare a place for me will continue to go before me. After all,  to reference the title of this blog, “all things work together for the good of those who love and serve the Lord and are called according to His purposes.” (Romans 8:28)

Soli Deo Gloria