We are committed to living our last weeks in Misawa intentionally. I worked on a few more house things in the a.m.
Arielle and I went to Mandy's at 1230. Arielle plays with Reba and watches Samson sleep....Mandy and I enjoy the onsen. These life-enhancing visits have been a joy. We may be able to fit one more in before Mandy's plane day.
Eventually I ended up with a few quiet hours at the chapel while Michael worked on sermon prep for Sunday. The sanctuary of an empty church is a great place for silence. "Be still and know that I am God, I will be exalted in the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." Ps 46:10. God spoke, God comforted, God reminded...and I cried, I sang, I prayed, I listened, I remembered. Mostly I simply sat in silence. As I sat in the sanctuary (in Ruthie and Scott's old pew) faces of beloved people paraded through
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I've been spending a lot of time with Elijah in the past month. There's a LOT there about the value of silence and solitude, about burned out leaders, about God's restoration....and last night I saw in 2 Kings 1 Elijah, once again, years later, calling down fire from heaven....but those thoughts are for another blog post.
Living all of life before the face of God...