An Inconvenient Christmas - Part Two
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Posted by: Rich Rudowske 12/25/2013 6:08 PM

In our Christmas newsletter, which you can view here, I wrote an article called 'An Inconvenient Christmas'.  Little did I know when I wrote that, what would happen to our family in the weeks leading up to Christmas.  Unplanned departure of oldest son Chris who turned 18 and needed to return to the USA.  Unplanned trip two weeks later to help him get settled in.  Christmas Eve spent in the air between Chicago and London.  Christmas Day spent in London waiting for a connecting flight (12 hour layover).  Driving away and seeing my oldest son watch me go from the house window knowing it will be nearly a year before we see each other in person.  Our family living on two continents with uncertainty about how it will work and what happens next.  I don't pretend that these are the worst problems that anyone has ever faced.  Certainly in the big scope of things these are 'first world problems' and pale in comparison to the brutal realities of life for many around the globe.  But it is still an Inconvenient Christmas.  And just as the Lord was at work in the first one (read the newsletter article) so he is in ours - moving people where He needs them, arranging things for His mission and for His glory.  We are privileged to serve Him and follow Him even if we don't know where we're going, we always know that He is leading.

Merry Christmas.

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Re: An Inconvenient Christmas - Part Two    By Jean Shinabarger on 12/26/2013 7:44 AM
It sounds difficult. God bless you and your whole family.<br>

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