We've kind of been thinking about three things all at once lately:
1.) The work we're trying to finish now (in Poland) over the next 3.5 months..
2.) What we'll be doing next (in the States) between August and December 2012..
3.) Whatever comes after that (some details we know, some are still up in the air)...
As we attempt to responsibly weigh all of the challenges and opportunities that accompany these changes, one passage that has comforted us comes from Isaiah 43:
"But now, this is what the LORD says—
he who created you, Jacob,
he who formed you, Israel:
'Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the LORD your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
I give Egypt for your ransom,
Cush and Seba in your stead.
Since you are precious and honored in my sight,
and because I love you,
I will give people in exchange for you,
nations in exchange for your life.
Do not be afraid, for I am with you...'"
-Isaiah 43:1-5a (NIV)