In 10 days, I’ll board a Boeing 747 and fly to Romania where my husband and I will lead a team of 11 North Americans to minister among young adults living with life-threatening illnesses. This is the fourth time we’ve done this, and we can hardly wait to see our Romanian friends again.
When our time there ends, we’ll host an evangelistic family camp in Poland. We’ve made warm and wonderful friendships there, too, and are excited to return. An open suitcase lies on our bed as I fill it with little gifts to leave behind.
The last couple of months have been crazy-busy. I’ve traveled often for speaking engagements, blowing in and out of the local airport on a weekly basis. It’s only been six days since my last return—barely enough time to touch down and regroup before taking off again.
In the midst of getting ready to leave, I read these Scriptures. I love, love, love how the Holy Spirit knows what we need when we need it most:
“You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, LORD. You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand! I can never escape from your Spirit. I can never get away from your presence!” (Psalm 139:3-7)
What a beautiful reminder of God’s presence as I do what He’s called me to do. It’s as though these Scriptures are custom-designed for me right now.
Have you had a similar experience when God’s Word seemed perfectly matched for your situation? If so, I’d love to hear about it!