We are in Peru and in our new casa. It’s awesome, way more than we ever hoped for or imagined. Nicole took the first grocery shopping trip yesterday and came home with some great goodies. And then we ordered Domino’s. :)
The kids are having a blast so far. There’s a park across the street where we can ride bikes, kick around a futbol, and where yesterday the kids ran into a couple young ladies who were decorating a park bench with yarn. Totally random, but the kids got to help, practice a few Spanish words, and do some urban beautification in their new neighborhood. Then we demolished a pinata the kids made and filled with Peruvian sweets.
It’s weird to think we’re thousands of miles away from so many friends and family now. With Skype, the interwebs, FaceBook, (Vonage…soon), I rather feel like I can bop over to a buddy’s house this afternoon. Er, nope, that’s a 9-hour flight. In spite of this, I was reminded by a good friend of the unity of those in the family of God. I hope you’re blessed by this AW Tozer quote as much as I was:
“Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So one hundred worshipers together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be, were they to become ‘unity’ conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship.”
I encourage you to always “look away to Christ.”