I received my international itinerary today.
It was kind of weird.
I just went to my Pioneers Edge website and there they were.
Tickets with my name on them.
Little slots of travel telling me a specific coordinate of space I will be departing from and arriving at within a specific space of time.
It's really happening.
I'm really going back.
God-willing, I do have 12 days, but I am preparing to walk through the door that has been placed in front of me.
And that door leads me to go from Miami, to London, to France. (and back again).
My current prayer to our sweet Jesus is: "What are others ways I can prepare?"
It's interesting though, because in everything, it feels like HE has prepared it all, and is just asking me to trust that He is faithful.
Such a sweet allusion can be found in me being given travel plans today.
Here's what I mean to say: Being given an itinerary is such a stark contrast to this past autumn, in which James and I spent countless hours upon hours researching flights, trains, busses, you name it, to get us from point A to point B. It was a lot of hard work (we traveled over 6 different countries!), and though I think we both really enjoyed the planning and though that added to the experience, it was really plain stressful sometimes.
Like, I cried a lot, poor guy.
But now, how sweet it is to just be given tickets with everything already planned out!
I feel so cared for!
Much like I'm given a ticket and a travel plan, a plan I didn't have to work for at all and a plan that I can just trust is good and was planned for my good, I can look at my life and realize that the Lord has given me my life and that He has a purpose and a plan for me and for my summer, and that His plan is good.
Oh what a sweet Lord.
Our guardian and guidance. Our planner and protector.
12 days. $700 to go.
And I have tickets.