In the midst of all our busy-ness today, we got a chance to get out in the sunshine and go for a family bike ride. We biked to Grandma's house (with Kaisa in the trailer and Talia on her bike) and then back (this time with BOTH girls in the trailer — Talia was tired out from the uphill, so she didn't want to ride downhill all the way home 🙂 ). It was a great break in the middle of a hectic day, and I think it was just what we needed.
Our presentation tonight went well. It was nice to see lots of people out to support us and Chris & Krystal . . . there's so much more we could have said, of course, but we said what we could, and I think we were able to convey our excitement . . . Several people prayed for us at the end of the service . . . wow. One of the neat things about becoming "missionaries" is people — all sorts of people — suddenly pray for you. What a special blessing!
Now comes the hard part: WAITING. Waiting to see who God calls to be part of our support team. Waiting to discover His timing about when we move to Calgary . . . I've never been very good at waiting . . . the phrase of a song is floating through my head right now . . . "they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall rise up on wings like eagles . . . teach me Lord, teach me Lord to wait . . . ". So, I decided to look up WAIT in my concordance. Here's a sampling:
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord ~ Ps 27:14
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope. ~ Ps 130: 5
and of course, a far more significant type of waiting:
while we wait for the blessed hope — the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ ~ Titus 2:13
In another verse, there's the phrase "waits in eager expectation" . . . maybe that's easier to take than waiting "paitiently" . . . or maybe I'll just have to prepare myself to wait patiently in eager expectation 😉