We didn't know what to do: We were thousands of miles from family, in a strange town that offered no future, beaten down by broken dreams,an empty bank account and mistakes that mocked us. We were two kids with two babies and it felt like the world was against us.
We held each other in the dark of the night and cried for one another. My young husband turned to me and wiped tears from my face, "What does your heart say?"
"I want to go home!" I sobbed. He hugged me close and without another word, we made the decision.
To go out on a limb.
It was the biggest leap of faith we'd ever made in our marriage. And it was hard. There were scary days, unsure moments, but God was faithful. Because sometimes when you leap, you end up flying.
That was seven years ago this month.
It took my husband six (long) months to find a job. In January, he will celebrate his 7th year with the same company.
Seven years ago, we stepped out on a branch, it was fragile and shaky, but it was connected to The Vine.
John 15:5-7"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you."
It has been a season of bounty and growth. It has been a time of preparation.
He holds me close. We are older, wiser now, with a gray hair or seven, but still fit together perfectly. I cry and can't explain why. He wipes away a lone tear with his thumb. "What does your heart say?"
"It's time to leave home. It's time to find a limb."
And without another word, we make the decision to follow God, wherever He leads us.
We don't know what tomorrow holds. There are no promises of it. But we know He holds tomorrow. Sometimes, you have to go out on a limb.
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