So, this transition is hard. There is so much to do and not enough time or energy to do it all. We’re about to start selling our stuff and that hit me hard today. There’s not a lot of rest, or sleep, so our bodies are weary.
But what keeps us going is this…
“We want to avoid suffering, death, sin, ashes. But we live in a world crushed and broken and torn, a world God Himself visited to redeem. We receive his poured-out life, and being allowed the high privilege of suffering with Him, may then pour ourselves out for others.” -Elisabeth Elliot
Our God is a God of redemption and grace. These smiling faces are proof of that. And we love them, and Him, too much to back down when the going gets tough.