Friday, July 1, 2011

Comings and Goings

No one can probably remember this blog. It's ironic how time flies. My mission over the past two years has been a colorful experience.

Have you ever tasted Thai food before? It's a flavorful experience. Thais love the contrast of life. Food is hot and sweet. Bitter and sour. I imagine that life is a little bit like that. My mission was full of hot and sweet. Bitter and sour. There are things that must be resolved. Memories that must be reconciled. But luckily there's much time to resolve those things.

There are a few things that I did learn on my mission. I learned that doing the right thing isn't always the easiest thing. But it always is the right thing. That is something that I have come to face as I have dealt with various situations over the past two years. But if there is one thing that I have learned from this is that God loves us.

God isn't some abstract concept that we create as humans. God is our Father in Heaven. And granted, sometimes he seems like a pretty crappy dad. Sometimes he left me to suffer, left me in pain, but then other times He's a great dad- from seeing the change in Brother Chaang and his family, to feeling like my mission was a success, to meeting one of my best friends in my last companion who's a Thai. God's a great dad. It's just sometimes life sucks. And that's okay.

I loved my mission. And now it's back to America. And so real life begins.


Jessica said...

Jacob Newman! I don't know if you remember me (I was in your Welsh class) but I'm so glad you're back! I've been waiting (not creepy at all) for the day that I would see your blog updated again. Welcome home!

Oneup said...

I remember this blog!!!!