A heart for france

HOME ASSIGNMENT

06 Sep 2012

This is what I will be sharing on Saturday at the SIM World Day.

Home at last – but where is home ?

Where will I lay my head tonight ?

I know that God is on His throne,

But why do I feel that this part is such a fight ?

 

They've given me a whole 2 minutes to talk ;

to explain 2, 3 or 4 years of intense activity ;

to say in what ways God has accompanied this walk ;

(I hope I've done adequate photography.)

 

Children, do you remember this person … ?

Lord, have I prepared them well enough ?

What's the best school and how much will it cost ?

I have to trust the kids are made of sterner stuff.

 

What on earth is the Aussie word for …. ?

My goodness, they're all using these things now !

I've forgotten where you buy pencil sharpeners.

Do I look dowdy in this ? I feel like an old German Frau.

 

Now I've been to the office and I've seen the Treasurer,

The SMD and the LT and personnel ;

I filled in all the forms and checked I have the measure

of all the paperwork, admin and other torture from hell.

 

Folks, it's been such an exciting journey,

I hope you'll partner with us for the next three.

Look at all those photos on their missions board

I'm NOT in competition : God has called them, AND He has called me.

 

I am sooo happy to see this person again,

Grateful for the ease of our relationship.

But I cry as I leave, inspite of the promise of Heaven,

Mourning the potential of that special friendship.

 

The time is up ; it's the journey back.

The support's at a 100 and the commissioning's done.

Vaccinations, health checks, visas and all's packed.

Goodbyes at the airport – the next adventure is come.

 

Home at last – but where is home ?

('In my Father's house are many rooms' Jn 14:2)

Where will I lay my head tonight ?

('The Son of Man has no place to lay His head' Mt 8:20)

I know that God is on His throne,

('Your throne, O Lord, will last for ever and ever' Ps 45:6)

But why do I feel that this part is such a fight ?

('Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.' 1 Tim 6:12)