In the weeks before Easter this year Pete and I were preparing to move, once again, across the world and back to the US and trying to figure out the financial cost(s) of things. Do we ship? What do we ship? Is it better to ship, or to sell here and buy new there? At what point do the advantages outweigh the financial costs? So. Many. Questions.
As I stressed over these shipping questions, the Lord and I had a conversation. He reminded me (again), that He is in all these details, regardless of what we choose to do with our material possessions. He also gave me the reflection verse below saying, “You have left, three times over, your mother, father, family, and belongings (abundance or not) to follow me. Why would I not be in the details of this fourth move?” Thanks, God.
This was a good conversation and gentle reminders from God. However, as He and I talked about these details that He was in and controlling, He brought up another thing saying, “It’s been paid for! The total cost: it’s covered!” And He wasn’t talking about the shipping costs. God sent His one and only Son to die on a cross, for my sins (past, present, and future), to only be raised again three days later to be seated at the right hand of God the Father.
As I sit here writing this reflection, trying to figure out all the details of moving, and confessing my stresses and anxiety, my sins, to the Lord, I know I am forgiven because of the True Cost that has already been paid.