In his book, Fully Alive, Ken Davis tells a story of a weary missionary couple who returned to the USA.
After 50 years on the field and the loss of two children to jungle diseases while serving, they descended the gangplank of their boat and discovered that no one was there to welcome them home. The husband shared his discouragement with his wife. She understood and suggested he pray that night.
In a small motel room later that evening the wife fell right to sleep. The next morning, she woke up to the sound of her husband lightly humming and preparing for the day.
She remarked how much his spirit had been lifted.
“Did you pray about it?”
“Yes, I told God how disappointed I was that after all those years of service we had no one to welcome us home.”
“Well,” his wife asked, “What did God say to you?”
With a smile her husband answered, “God said, you’re not home yet.”
Being fully alive means understanding eternity.
If we are fearful to take the adventure, take a risk and go, remember that nothing can truly hurt us. The safest place to be is in the center of God’s will. Without an eternal perspective, it’s difficult to be free.
God is preparing a place for us. Our home is in heaven. Until then live life fully alive.
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