Living in a place with four seasons, it's fun to look forward to and welcome each one as it arrives (well, maybe not the hot, sticky summers of Korea, but the other seasons are fun to anticipate).
Even though it actually snowed last week, the calendar heralded spring's official arrival. To celebrate, I hosted a little soiree last night at chez moi. Some girls from my church came over, and we dined on tasty homemade apps while sipping wine. More important than the food however was the opportunity to fellowship while discussing the joys and challenges of living here. It was good to laugh together and groan in empathy as we swapped stories of our Korean adventures.
It has not escaped my notice that wherever I've lived, God has been faithful to place people in my path with whom I can connect on meaningful levels. One of the biggest difficulties for me since landing in Korea has been living at great distance from loved ones back home. Yet God has brought new people into my life, some of whom are like surrogate sisters, cousins, and parents (in fact, two of the girls who were here last night share the names of my own sisters). Talk about a personal God!
Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, Your faithfulness to the skies. -Psalm 36:5
I will sing of the Lord's great love forever; with my mouth I will make Your faithfulness known through all generations. -Psalm 89:1