As families, we learn to hold on to lots of things.
But sometimes life brings on situations and circumstances that force you to hold on to each other like you never have had to before.
You learn to hold on to each other, to hold on to something bigger.
FFH has an album called Wide Open Spaces. The lyrics of this album continue to stay with me over the years of sickness, transition, moving and changing. One song is called Hold On To Me.
As I listened to the song, I thought of our family and the journey of missions, moving, transition and change.
We’ve had to learn to hold on in new ways and to depend on each other through some incredible circumstances.
Help each other. Trust each other. Work together.
That’s how this journey, this life of faith feels. Stepping out of the boat together, going and obeying.
We aren’t who we were before we left for Africa.
This process is changing us personally and as a family.
Things won’t be the same. We aren’t the same… yet we are.
So, we will hold on and just keep going together.
Changing, growing, living. Holding on to the One who called us to this time and place.
We want to embrace the mystery of what is ahead and let this process mold us, make us.
We want to hold on like never before to each other and to God, remembering that He is the invisible, never-changing foundation beneath our feet.
Clinging to something, Someone so much bigger than us.
Knowing that without God, we can’t possibly face the challenges ahead. We need Him. We need each other, holding on through every moment.
How have you learned to hold on to each other and hold on to Jesus through your life?