I had not seen my family in person until July of this year, when they were home for a short vacation to the States. After three weeks of visiting here, interestingly, all of their children [my grandchildren] couldn't wait to go "home"!
"Home" is Haiti for them. They now speak the language of the native people. This is Tessa's first day of Kindegarten [twazyčm] . The kids love Haiti, and though many adults would think they are missing so much, the kids are on an adventure of a lifetime with God!
I wondered, as I pondered over this picture, what kind of life do we lead? Do we really consider our pilgrimage, our journey, to be full of adventure and not so common place with God? Our feet may be dressed in different color socks, sometimes we march alike and sometimes we stick out like a sore thumb. But each of us has our place in God's kingdom. May we go to where God leads us falling into the ranks of "Onward Christian Soldiers" wherever HE sets our feet!
I am teaching the book of RUTH at this time. This verse came to mind from the picture:
16 But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. 17 Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me.” 18 When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her.
19 So the two women went on until they came to Bethlehem.
Becky [the mother of Tessa] sent me this link based on this passage above: