It must have been a verse that was used in our overseas training or in a long ago chapel service as we prepared to begin our overseas career.
I don’t remember the speaker or the moment I first heard this version of it.
I’m not sure who I was sitting with or what I wore or the time of day.
But I’d posted this verse as my facebook status many years ago. I can imagine my pre-missions self hearing it, typing it and hitting post while the message continued around me.
As I recently drank my coffee in the early morning hours, scrolling through facebook memories, seeing an old, forgotten status update, the verse I’d posted stood out to me in a deep, full, gut-wrenching way.
“I did all this because of the Message. I didn’t just want to talk about it; I wanted to be in on it!” 1 Corinthians 9:23 The Message
Whenever it was that I first heard this verse, I know what I heard in the phrase all this because.
I heard language struggles and bugs in the house and hot days in the sand and packing our belongings to go and saying goodbye to family.
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