The Bible says, "A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver." Proverbs 25:11. Aren't you glad when God sends along someone who encourages you with their words? I had just such an encounter recently. I wrote a little piece that is on the sidebar on the right of my blog page telling a little about the year of transition that is ahead for Tom and me. After twenty years of serving our U.S. military stationed in the Mannheim, Germany area, our base will be closed by the end of the summer. In the piece I made the statement that "we would be closing that chapter in our lives." I was sad when I wrote it and I have been sad each time I have read it or thought about it since. We were talking to a friend recently and in the course of our conversation I made the statement again. Our friend quickly corrected me and said, "Oh no, the chapter is not closing...it is still being written through the lives that were changed during your twenty years of ministry."
What a wonderful, encouraging thought.