It is hard to believe that we have already been back in South Africa for more than 2 months. I guess life back "home" does move a bit faster than in the small town of Gostilitsa. Consequently we have not found the time to blog (I know it is a bad excuse, but we are hoping to catch up a bit). That does however not mean the journey has stopped. Life in "the real world" has however been quite distracting . . .
Meeting up with friends, colleges and family the most frequently asked questions are probably: "When do you plan to go back?" and "Do you now have more clarity on your future?" I guess that even though we probably did find some answers, we actually came back wit a lot more questions . . .
I guess that would always be a consequence when you have the opportunity to be exposed to people with a different world view AND really try to understand their world view without being prejudice or biased.
I good friend of mine always says that: "life is in the question" and having had this experience I am starting to understand the meaning of this. Life is not about the destination, it is about the journey. The question is the fuel that propels you on the journey to get to the answer. The answer is arriving at your next stop were you spend some time to appreciate the awesome scenery and take some pictures to later share with your friends and family. A picture can however only capture so much and they will never really know what it is like if they do not go on the journey themselves.
Sometimes you need to cover some ruff territory to get to the next stop. Punctures and broken axles force you to be dependent on God and lean on encouragement from your fellow journey men along the way. But despite that, every single time it is worth while because journeying with God makes every destination a mind blowing exhilarating experience. In that you truly find live:
Mat 16:24-25 (ESV) Then Jesus told his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.