connections are about to be reestablished. Lines of communication that were cut
off through no fault of your own will reconnect once again. God is bringing
things back together. Trust Him.
I love to hear the
stories of pioneer missionaries. Their stories of sacrifice make me appreciate
what I have. Years ago, I listened to an old veteran missionary share the
stories of his early years of missions work. He and his family were called to
an island nation in Asia. This was back in the early 1960’s. The island had no
phone service. For two years their only contact with home was via mail service.
The mail took several weeks to make the trip home and several weeks to receive
a letter in response. It was a lonely calling.
Finally, the island
got a very limited and primitive form of phone service. The missionaries were
able to make a call home using the single phone located in the village near
where they worked. In a letter sent home,
they informed their family back in the United States to be waiting by the
family phone on Christmas to receive their first call from overseas. When the
phone connection finally went through, the call lasted only long enough for the
missionary to say hello to his family and for his family to return their greeting and
then the phone connection was lost – the line went silent. It was an entire
year before phone service could be reestablished in the village and another phone
call was made. After three years and thousands of miles of separation, the
missionary told me he was finally able to have a conversation with his family
back home. It was a joyous day.
With God, nothing
is ever lost. The loss of communication you experienced in a prematurely
disconnected relationship, one you think is lost forever, is not lost to God.
God knows this has been a challenging time of silence and a sorrowful season of
waiting. Don’t give up. God is working for you to establish a reconnection. When that reconnection is finally made it will express the
desire of your heart and His.