This is my favorite time of year. Everything gets busier, but it’s completely worth it. Everyone in the VisionTrust office shares our calendars, as we know our major time of travel is almost here. For me, that means multiple trips to see friends in the Dominican Republic as well as sharing the love of Christ with some beautiful children. While I’m finding I love many parts of the role I have, this is by far the best.
Sometimes it seems we just put our heads down and plod along in the daily grind of life. But, we all must have something we look forward to, something that energizes us and gives us purpose. For me, knowing that I get to spend multiple weeks connecting with others in ministry in the Dominican Republic is it. Seeing those faces and deepening relationships is greater than anything else this world has to offer.
It’s important for us to look beyond ourselves from time to time and see the bigger picture. It is so easy to let hours pass into days, which pass into weeks, then to months of just living life. There is more to this existence then just making it through another day. There is purpose in Christ through connecting with and serving others here and around the world. Building the Kingdom makes time worth it and engaging in that Kingdom is where we find true meaning in life.
It is hard. I will sweat and feel various levels of physical discomfort, but seeing the children makes all that hardly noticeable. They are always worth it.
What is ahead for you? How about sponsoring a child today? Or maybe joining us on a trip? Lift your head up and look at the opportunities awaiting you. Come be part of what God is doing. I can assure you, life will never look the same again.