Saturday, November 5, 2011

At Home in Africa

I recently was sent an email from a friend containing her daily devotion.  She sent it because it reminded her of us.  Reading it made me really think about somethings and helped me understand my feelings about this experience.  I am going to try to explain this to you.
I like Africa, I really do.  This might seem strange to some who can't understand why I could like being away from my earthly home like this.  Don't get me wrong I miss my family, friends, and my home.  I miss some silly things about life in Tennessee.  I miss fitted bed sheets, a kitchen trash can, my dogs, cooking in my kitchen, and reading the newspaper with my morning coffee.  I have also found that there are some things that I don't miss.  I don't miss my television humming in the background, my dogs barking, and cold weather.  During this trip I have had a peace about being here.  Reading this devotional helped me understand just where that peace comes from.  Wherever I go, whatever I do Christ dwells in me.  He is in my heart and in Him I am home.
Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him.  Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong.  Ephesians 3:17

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