Merry Christmas

As Christmas arrives, I have been thinking a lot about my last home. I absolutely adore seeing everyone’s pictures on social media, but it is a constant reminder of where I’m not. Please don’t stop posting… if anything post more!

It brings me a piece of home.

No, this Christmas I won’t be going on a tacky light tour with my small group, I won’t be apart of the gift drawing with my cousins, and I won’t get to see the children’s play at Church. And this makes my heart ache for Christmas in Virginia.

But, the Lord has helped me focus on what I do have. In America, I never went with two Basotho women to pick out new summer outfits for 37 children, I never spent the day at a water park just days before the 25th, and I have never been on a safari with my closest loved ones to bring in the New Year.

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This Christmas will be more different than I thought. I am thankful my parents and siblings will be visiting and get to see our ministry here, but a part of me still longs for the worldly parts of Christmas.

And again, my Savior is reminding me that He is the only constant I have in this world.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting  Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The English’s!

With Love,
Rachel

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5 thoughts on “Merry Christmas

  1. Gramma December 25, 2016 / 12:35 pm

    Merry Christmas! We have peace, joy, love and hope in JESUS! What a celebration, no matter where we are!
    Miss you and love you bunches! Enjoy all your new experiences!!

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  2. Mary December 26, 2016 / 12:38 am

    So proud of you. Wise beyond your years. Love you guys.

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  3. Alisa December 26, 2016 / 11:08 am

    Such a good perspective and reminder that our only constant is our Savior. We celebrate His birth far apart physically, but our hearts are close! Thank you for sharing about the kiddos. It’s wonderful to see them overjoyed about their new Christmas clothes!!

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  4. Sharon December 26, 2016 / 12:24 pm

    Love and miss you both. Enjoy your time with family! Love hearing all that god is doing in Lesotho through you and Tyler 🙂Merry Christmas 🎄

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  5. Darlene December 28, 2016 / 3:44 pm

    I pray the two of you had a happy Christmas and I feel sure you did since you are on the path that that tiny babe in the manger forged in his later years!! 🙂

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