Friday, January 11, 2013

stranded, but never abandoned

"The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8

603 miles away from home we took them; 603 miles away we left them. I'm not talking about magazines, clothes or sunglasses, but people.  Real people -- like our best buddy friends. Plans did not include any major shopping, but rainy days happen.  And at the twitch of a nose, my husband and i were departing, leaving our friends behind with a purchase we could not haul.  

Do unplanned events occur in your life?  No matter how well a schedule is prepared, things happen... good, bad and ugly.  For a while, we might even feel abandoned, neglected or forgotten, but we aren't.  During such times not only does God go before us, but God is with us holding and guiding us as we grow stronger in Him and His ways.

Our friends, did they forgive us for (temporarily) leaving them 603 miles away?  I think so. We stayed in contact and anxiously awaited their return home to help them with their new purchase. We will surely talk about it during our regular Friday night date nights... and probably the rest of our lives.  Oh, the joys of friendship -- on earth and above!  Thank You, Father!

have a friend-filled day!

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