When Ian was just a few years old, we spent a lot of time at my Dad’s pharmacy, which is located just across from the railroad tracks. Ian loved to run to the front doors and watch the train pass. He would often run to the doors exclaiming, “the train, the train!” I would listen intently, but I (along with everyone else at the pharmacy) could not hear a thing! However, the seconds would pass, and eventually we all could hear the faint whistle of the train. The whistle continued to grow louder and louder and then the train would rumble past!! I came to learn that when Ian yelled, “the train!”, it did not matter if I could hear it- I knew it was coming!
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
Hebrews 11:1 (NASB)
We are stepping out on faith that God has called us to move to Costa Rica at the end of this year. There are some days that, as the old magic 8 ball says… “All evidence points to NO!” However, we continue forward with the “conviction of things not seen!” We continue forward because God has called us to continue forward!!
I am sure we all have days where we are discouraged- we want to quit! Those are the days we must gird ourselves in the Word, we must trudge forward…. we must. keep. moving. There is an enemy that seeks to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10). He wants to steal our joy; he wants to kill our hope; he wants to destroy our relationships. RESIST HIM!! And keep moving forward!
Yes, there are days when we can’t “hear the whistle,” but we have faith that the train is coming! So we press on knowing that we serve a God who is faithful to accomplish what He has called us to! We look forward to hearing that whistle grow louder and louder until we see that train rumble by!