Dear Little One,
You had to say goodbye this week. You had to say goodbye to two people that you love with all your heart. And you didn’t understand why. You didn’t understand why we had to stay here, and they got to go home to “the Glove”. But then, you realized that to say goodbye to “the Glove” means to say goodbye to your family and friends there, and to say goodbye to Texas means to say goodbye to the wonderful people we have met here. And you cried. And I cried too. Sometimes it’s hard having a daddy in the military.
But more than that, sometimes it’s hard following what the Lord has for you. But you know what I’ve learned here? It’s easy to be comfortable. It’s so easy to be comfortable in the places that we are familiar. And we are comfortable in “the Glove” because it’s all we’ve known. But you know what? We’re not supposed to be comfortable here on this earth. That’s what I’ve learned here. I look at our home in “the Glove” and I love it, because it’s what I know. Then I read my Bible, and God says in it that we shouldn’t look at this world as our home, but it can be hard sometimes not to. It’s hard to look beyond this place to a place that we can only read about. But that is why God calls us to live a life of faith. Faith that looks beyond the here and now, and looks to the place that He has in store for us. Faith that says the things I do today matters for eternity. Faith that says He brought us here for a purpose, even though I don’t know necessarily what that purpose is. Faith that says He is going to take us away from this place, where we have met people we now love. Faith that says we have an eternity with Him, if we believe in Him as our Savior. And do you know what, little one? That place is the best place to be. And do you know why? Because He is there.
"... These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return. But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one ..." Hebrews 11:13-16a