How blessed is the man whose strength is in You, in whose heart are the highways to Zion! - Psalm 84:5
We have lived in Romania for twelve years now as missionaries, moving several times. While in Kansas and Louisiana visiting family, I had that bittersweet heart-tug, loving to catch up with family, but seeing how much we have missed and do miss all the time.
Discussing this with the Lord one morning, I thought, “I just want to settle.” I meant “settle down,” where I, Amy, wanted to be. I didn’t want to go back. Immediately, the Lord asked me, “Are you going to just settle for that? Settle for second-best?” It took a second, but I realized, “No, no! I don’t want to be anywhere but where You, Lord, have called us to be.” Once the Lord helped me reaffirm my first loyalty to Him, I was at peace.
The Lord also has a sense of humor! While waiting a very long time for our luggage in the Bucharest airport, I was thinking about who we are in Romania for. I mentally went through the various people and projects we have invested in over our stay here. Though we have friendships, new and old, I came to the conclusion that we are meant to be here to continue our mission with Adi and Violeta Buhai and the rest of our church community. They have become like family to love and work with, side by side, reaching out towards many people who don’t know Christ.
Just then the security doors slid open. Someone who looked like Adi strode by with a big smile. The doors shut; when they opened again, he was gone. “Now I know I’m really jet-lagged,” I thought. “Why would Adi be here?” Minutes later David mentioned that Adi had texted him that he was there to greet us but had run to catch a plane. I had to laugh at God’s confirmation, reminding me that we are like family. I will not emotionally or physically settle elsewhere until God calls.
One-Year Bible Reading
1 John 3:7-24