Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Half a Continent Away!

I am as far away from my children today as I have ever been. I speak of the great expanse of miles that separates us. As I write, I sit approximately 100 feet from the pounding surf of the Pacific Ocean. I am in Malibu, California enjoying the Pepperdine University Bible Lectures. My three precious girls are in Levelland, Texas, where they now live. Today, half a continent separates us. For most the of the past year, I have lived a part from my children. We have shared several visits, visits that I look forward to more than anything else in my life right now, but visits that have been all-too-infrequent and all-too-short. This separation from my children was not my choice, nor theirs. It came from the sins of others that tore apart a family.
Please pray for my family. God can put broken pieces back together.
Today, as I sat looking out at the Pacific Ocean, my thoughts drifted back to a much happier time, this past June, and the day my girls saw the Ocean for the first time. The photo above is of Elizabeth and Hannah enjoying the surf.