Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | October 11, 2019

Bittersweet Journey

“For you (Moses) shall see the land before you, but you shall not go there, into the land that I am giving to the people of Israel.” Deuteronomy 32:52 (ESV)

We pulled out the driveway and she waved as far as we could see, I found myself too facing the bittersweet of a new chapter in her life. Hard to believe it’s been one year to the exact date that the two of us made that grand exit out of her Egypt. Many struggles, frustrations, challenges , joys, excitements, changes, tears, laughter along the way. I think you get the picture.

My heart instantly remembered Moses when his chapter ended and Joshua went on to claim the Promise Land without him by his side. I’m sure those last days of Moses’ life were bittersweet that his feet would not cross over with the ones he had loved and had been challenged by. The ones he had made such an investment in were going in a different direction than him. I think you get the picture.

Bittersweet are the journeys we make in this life. I’m heading home to continue the journey God has given me; and this newly freed one is beginning the journey God has given her. Tears flow as the memories of a year spent growing, learning and encouraging end as a new season begins. But I wouldn’t have missed it for a second. I would do it all over again because investing in a life is the greatest privilege we get to make on this earth. It’s the thing that keeps living beyond us; our souls forever intertwined.

Where does that leave us in the midst of the sadness of releasing and letting go? We must keep reaching out, investing in, and encouraging others to fulfill their journey. The joy of watching one released from chains walk in freedom is a treasured gift and a sweet blessing from God. Miles can never separate what God has done in either of our lives – and for that I am truly grateful. Note to self: God loves repeat performances.

“Father thank You for bringing this dear one into my life. Thank You for the work You did in restoring and redeeming her soul. Praising You for completing Your work in both of us.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
Women’s Life Devotional

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