"For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes in what he already sees? But if we hope for wat we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it." -Romans 8:24-25
As I try and gather my wits about me, and cobble together a certain amount of perspective, it is fundamental to remember that hope over time (there's that perseverance thing again) leads to anticipation. But that anticipation is not for the next place or the next position. This hope and anticipation is intimately tied to our adoption as sons (Romans 8:23). This is where ultimate joy is found... knowing that we serve a risen Christ and that someday, we too will be ushered into THE Kingdom as heirs alongside Him.
Please be continuing to pray for us as I seek to understand what God would have me do during this time. Pray that I would be able to discern the Spirit's prompting as we look forward. Pray that through it all, I would continue to make Christ known through it all and that I would know Him better as well.
Serving through love and laughter is a great way to live.