I had bible study, so dinner was prepared and in the oven by 6pm. That’s a record for our household as it currently stands.
I was working on some chickpea snacks and needed a few limes, so Stephen and I took Kayak for a little walk down the street to the shop that has a few vegetables.
For just those few blocks, we waved at neighbors the whole way. Two kids bicycled past; Jor Lay run up as soon as he saw Kayak. Six older kids were around the corner and waved in the coolest way they knew how; one bailed on the cool idea, shouted out, “Bunny!” and made bunny ears above his head.
We passed Mo Bya & Saw Eh Say, who had just come back from purchasing a drink and chips at the shop. I asked in Karen if Saw Eh Say had lost his shoes last night since we had discovered a small little pair of flip flops in the back of the car after the concert outing last night; we thought they might be his. He wasn’t wearing shoes currently, but Mo Bya said he didn’t know.
The shop owners oohed and ahhed over Kayak, and we bought our three little limes for five baht. We walked home, again meeting a few kids on the way. Jor Lay–soaking wet from who knows what–ran up to Stephen. Yuh Meh Oo held onto my arm and pet Kayak as we walked home.
We played outside for a few minutes; Stephen wrestled with two boys and we watched a pre-Songkran water fight break out.
And in just five minutes, it was clear: all is well. And all will be.
It has been a season of questioning: where we should be, where we are headed; what is wearing us out, what is giving us life; what is God in the midst of and what is He telling us to turn from. It has been a season of long days and longer weeks.
But in just five minutes, He can make clear where He is working, where we should be, what is giving us life; that all is well.