Are We Too Far Apart?
Two worlds among the stars
You’re gonna take a piece of my heart
If you leave
Song: Family by TobyMac
There was a time, when I couldn’t wait to leave home. I was so excited to get out of town and spread my wings. I didn’t even care how far, or where I was headed, as long as it wasn’t Yankton. Anywhere was better than where I was.
Now, after twenty three years away… there seems to be something calling me back. Okay, so not something, it’s my family. I’ve been so lucky to spend the last twenty three years with my wife’s family. Seeing how close they all are. How much fun they have together. How much they enjoy each other’s company.
I’ve realized how much I wish I was closer to mine… both physically and emotionally. Yes, I call home regularly (though not as much as my mother would like). But I don’t talk much to my sisters, or their families. That is why I’m so glad that my parents “force” us into get-togethers.
The latest in our wonderful family get-togethers was in a little place called Harlan, Iowa. This was the second time we’ve been there and it is amazing. The place we stay is beautiful. We have so much fun, and being with my family is so enjoyable to me. Here is the house that we stayed at.
Here’s some of the fun that we had. I made a time-lapse and a video montage of a little Frisbee fun.
GOD wants us to be part of a unit. Whether it is a strong family unit, a strong church unit, or a strong marriage unit, we find strength when we come together. We were not made to walk this world alone. We were made to be in relationship with each other, and with GOD. Here are a few of my favorite verse about unity, and some images of my wonderful family unit. I’m so glad that GOD gave them to me and that I get to spend such wonderful time with them!
Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their efforts. For if either falls, his companion can lift him up; but pity the one who falls without another to lift him up. Also, if two lie down together, they can keep warm; but how can one person alone keep warm? And if someone overpowers one person, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not easily broken.
Again, I assure you: If two of you on earth agree about any matter that you pray for, it will be done for you by MY FATHER in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in MY name, I am there among them.”
And let us be concerned about one another in order to promote love and good works, not staying away from our worship meetings, as some habitually do, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day drawing near.