Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A time to mourn, a time to dance

My dear friend Jess who just became a Versteeg this past Saturday :D
My cousin Nathan with his beautiful wife Colleen :)

This past weekend I attended 3 weddings, one of which I was in. I don't think I have ever been so emotional in one weekend. Shaking and crying as I watched my beautiful friend Jess walk down the aisle and marry her Wesley and tearing up as I saw my other friends walk down the aisle to marry the loves of their lives.

A weekend filled with such beauty and knowing that this weekend was just a glimpse of what is to come when Christ comes for His bride. This really stood out to me at my lovely friend Gloria's wedding when some worshiped in English and others in Cantonese.

So between weddings and packing my life into boxes I came across this verse:

Ecclesiastes 3:4
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

This passage is so true of my life as I laugh, dance and celebrate with my friends. But as I pack up to return home there is a sense of mourning that I'm experiencing as I say goodbye to those that are so near and dear to my heart here in Montreal.

It's going and trusting that God has prepared a way for me. Knowing that He WILL provide for all my needs {financial, spiritual, community...etc}.

I mentioned the other day to a friend who has become like another mom to me that sometimes I almost wish my heart was hard as the pain of leaving is very real and was so thankful for her encouragement.

So, I ask of you dear friends to join me in prayer as I make this transition. It's not a bad change, just a hard one.

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