Today, I was in our local grocery store and ran into a friend that I hadn’t seen in nearly 5 years plus.
What a thrill it was to inform my friend about the upcoming relocation to Panama, stepping into a dream first started as a crazy thought nearly 10 years ago. The excitement of stepping into God’s vision oozes out as we sat and visited for an hour before grocery shopping.
My wife and I have found that we get a variety of responses to the news:
1. What an adventure!
2. Are you nuts? Why would you do that?
3. Dang, I wish I could do something like that!
We feel perhaps a little like the disciples when they “left their nets and followed him.”
We leave the security of a steady job, reliable paycheck, the benefits of living in the United States, a reliable postal system, wide use of credit cards — lots of everything. Our house, our neighborhood, our little Spanish church. We are leaving anything that might be a “net.”
To follow Him.