Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012
in Emotional, Relational, Spiritual, Values
“She’ll be right” is an Australian phrase meaning, “Everything will be OK.”
It’s what I’m trying to say to myself this week and then next couple months as we miss my daughter Shannon.
Shannon is going to a “set apart place” to seek Jesus Christ on a deeper level in a place that is specifically designed for it.
“I am going to spend more time in the Word of God; in God’s presence, growing in boldness, grace and love.”
Last March Shannon and I traveled to Colorado. One of the reasons we drove to Colorado was so that Shannon could see and experience for a week a school called Ellerslie. I’d never been there, but I was excited to share the journey with her.
I was nervous about the school
And, I was selfish about her time
And, I was uncertain about her next steps
But, I knew what motivated her journey
Will You Go For Me?
It’s finally October 10th, Shannon is traveling to Colorado today.
It’s her first long-term (nine-week) time away from Minnesota.
It’s not going to be her last long journey.
I don’t know where she’ll be after Colorado.
I don’t know when she’ll go.
I don’t know to whom she’ll serve.
I do know why she will serve.
She’ll serve Jesus Christ.
She’ll follow God’s Spirit’s lead.
She’ll accept God her Father’s plans.
Today I’m feeling Shannon’s loss, not because I’m worried about her, but because I’m selfish. I like to be around her and people like her.
Fortunately, I know that she’s following God, and in God’s company, “she’ll be right.”