In a conversation with a friend, he shared his longing to want to go home. I knew exactly what he meant, but not many would understand this desire. Weariness had crept in and the ache for the unknown had overtaken his heart. I’d felt it many times myself. Once again we laid aside our own wants and encouraged one another for the task at hand.
(The Message) Php 1:21-25 Alive, I’m Christ’s messenger; dead, I’m his bounty. Life versus even more life! I can’t lose. As long as I’m alive in this body, there is good work for me to do. If I had to choose right now, I hardly know which I’d choose. Hard choice! The desire to break camp here and be with Christ is powerful. Some days I can think of nothing better. But most days, because of what you are going through, I am sure that it’s better for me to stick it out here. So I plan to be around awhile, companion to you as your growth and joy in this life of trusting God continues.