07 February 2006

New Year, New Venture

I have pondered the idea of starting a blog for some time, and have finally decided that now is the moment. I chose the title from a favorite scripture, which I quoted in a talk I gave recently:
"Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God." Ephesians 2:19.
Dear Husband (henceforth to be referred to as DH) quoted this verse in a talk when our family moved from Latin America to the U.K.; and it has come to my mind many times since then, as we have journeyed from place to place. Our appearance, or our accent, may mark us as strangers or foreigners. But whenever we are with other members of the Church, we are united by the covenants we have made, and by our desires to sustain one another as we seek to build a Zion society.
Although I love the country of my birth, in many ways I have lived the life of a nomad. Now, in the the seventh decade of my life, family ties continue to strengthen even as they stretch across the globe. Modern communication enables me to hear or read the thoughts and feelings of those I love most, even when they are far away. The two things that enable me to find joy in the circumstances of my daily life, wherever I may be, are my close relationships with family members, and my opportunities to serve with fellowcitizens who are of the household of God.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow! You are some well traveled lady. Your husband should that the Lord that he found someone willing to follow him wherever he went.