Receiving the actual letter of acceptance into Fuller Theological has finally started certain mental realizations.
The most pressing one is the fact that I am going to be moving to California and away from Chicago, the city I’ve grown up in for 22 years of my life. I’ve never lived anywhere else; I don’t like to travel much; all my friends are here… These things started to emotionally hit me.
From where does this sadness spring from?
It springs from a false sense of belonging. A false sense of leaving something that belonged to me behind.
Yet I am reminded tonight that I have no home. Chicago is not my home. Nor will California be. As a matter of fact, no where on earth is my home or will ever be in this age… I am a stranger on earth.
I belong to no where. I belong only to Jesus…
“And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” To another he said, “Follow me.”