And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold... (Matthew 19:29)
This is not a long-winded or particularly deep post. It's just that this verse has come to mind quite a bit over the last several months, and I want to affirm that God - as usual - is faithful to keep His promises.
When He led me to say good-bye to home and family in the States two years ago, I couldn't see too far beyond what I was leaving. I'm afraid I gave into self-pity more than once. But, true to His word, He gave me more family. I gained a sister, two adorable nephews, a sweet grandma, and a whole collection of aunts, uncles, and cousins.
There's some sweet sort of mystery in that promise. I don't understand it entirely, but I've seen it fulfilled, and that's satisfying enough for me.