I’ve been out of my home for over three months. Upon returning, there were things I had forgotten I had in my home or had done to the house before I left. While away, I had the mentality of “out of sight, out of mind.” I didn’t miss my home as much as I had thought I would, but I certainly enjoyed returning and seeing things I had forgotten about, such as a new still-life painting I hung in my kitchen before I left. Now, I am enjoying it for myself as I hope the tenants did. However, less than pleasing were unfinished project that were awaiting me, such as painting base boards.
I am thankful for the time away and how God gave me the opportunity to put some things on the back burner for awhile. I refreshed my body and soul and took time to enjoy God’s amazing creation, including my family and friends.
The reality of life hit the moment I returned. I am alone in my home again, and there are decisions I need to make about the future. I appreciate the words of Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 4, that reminds me that things come and go, but what is important is what we can’t see that will last forever!
Lord, give us eyes to see how our past can enhance our future because you will never forsake us. Amen.