I live in the in between.
On the grand scale it’s in between countries, families, time zones and languages.
On the more every day scale it’s in between rental homes, jobs, boisterous boys and loads of laundry.
Being an in between person can make it hard to feel content with where you are. It seems there is always something to miss. Something to feel left out of. Something that someone else has. Stability, home, close family, maid service, mini van, dream job, bigger bank account, curlier hair, longer eyelashes, the waist size of a 16-year-old. You name it, we all live in between something en route to something we think we want more.
We are in between people.
What we forget is that we feel that way for a purpose. That sensation of being stranded in between is a sign post. It points us onward; intended to be a reminder that contentment will be just as elusive in
No matter where we are, we will always feel discontent if we are not in Christ.
But, the reverse is just as true. In Christ, we can learn to be content with anything, anywhere, anytime. I am ever so slowly one-foot-in-front-of-the-other learning this lesson. So I am profoundly moved by those who show me what it looks like in real time.
Linda Thomas is one of those people. She had the same secret dream that I harbor: of owning a houseLeave a Comment