Today marks a third of the way through March, YES! This means, I’m within a month of being home, DOUBLE YES! As you may interpret from my exclamation marks, I am getting very excited. This week I found a perfect song to follow my anticipation and bliss, a classic rock song “Up Around The Bend” by Creedence Clearwater Revival. I want you to dig this song out, turn up the volume, and jam out with me! Close your eyes, listen to the electric guitar celebration, and the cheerful rhythm of the drums. Imagine me running in place, my arms and legs moving as fast as they can. See me ready to be released from the gates, then exploding down one last stretch and around the final bend HOME. Your “vision” of me should “sound” a lot like the lyrics, “There’s a place up ahead and I’m goin’, just as fast as my feet can fly… Come on the risin’ wind, we’re goin’ up around the bend, Ohh!”
With the project in Kuwait complete, and most of our equipment on pallets ready to go, there is not much holding me back until they hand over a flight itinerary. I wish it was that easy, but unfortunately there is more to leaving than that! Rest assured, the time is close, and everything else is just a checkbox to mark off before I’m seated on a plane to fly home. I have been tested with patience before, and so it seems this is another test, yet I will succeed. At times like this, I think of the ultimate test of patience, our time before Heaven. James 5:7 states, “Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.” I like to interpret this as (not sure if it’s correct or not) God as the farmer and we are His precious fruit of the earth. Praise Jesus that we have received the early rain once our seed was planted in Christ for salvation. Therefore our true test of patience is waiting for the late rain. So no matter where you are or what age you reached, let’s try to enjoy our gift of life every day and every night in between our early and late rains.
Some days are dry…that is for sure, ha.
Enjoy the song; it’s what I have enjoyed all week.