Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Good ol' Days

  I recently moved back to the small town I grew up in. In the weeks leading up to the move I began arriving on my expectations of how it would be when we got here. I thought it would be awkward to see people, like a time warp. People living in the past and not going anywhere with their lives. But to my surprise, I was wrong. I am finding that I am truly enjoying being here, re-connecting with people, taking my daughter to the parks I used to play at, and spending more quality time with my family.
  Today I had a lunch date with some old friends from High School, and I was nervous. I hadn't seen them since I had my daughter, and I expected it to be awkward. I thought that since we hadn't spent time together in so long that we would just reminisce on the past and talk about people from the old days and where they are now. Once again, I was pleasantly surprised. I had a great time talking about what everyone is doing, what they want to do, and the dreams they have. I realized that my insecurities about what I assumed people would say almost kept me from having a great lunch with great friends.
  This whole situation made me think of what Jesus musty have felt traveling from town to town. I wonder if He ever worried about what people were going to think or ask Him. What would He think when He visited home, or saw someone He grew up with?
  I guess we really are created in His image.

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