This afternoon, I put Reuben to bed and took Anika to her new friend’s house for a play date. I decided to take a walk through the vineyards for old times sake before we leave Belveze after our 9 week house sit.
We’ve been house sitting and traveling as a fa
This time more than ever. Today I realized that in a week’s time, we’ll leave Belveze and will probably never see this town or it’s warm, welcoming people again. The thought left me teary, and I just knew that it was time for a proper heart-to-heart with God.
I felt like taking off my shoes, so that I could walk barefoot in the sand of the town that I’m going to miss so much. Walking barefoot made me a bit nervous about stepping on a thorn or rock, so I looked down at my feet. On the dirt road, I saw hundreds of pretty little flower petals, it looked like confetti, and it reminded me that I’m His bride.
When I came to the end of the road, I wiped the sand from my feet to put on my shoes again, and I knew that He wanted me to know that this is the season we need to be in, and I will have to wipe some sand off my feet every time we leave a place behind, so that I can put on my shoes again to go to the next place He has planned for us.
Just then I heard a rooster next to me, and I realized next week is like a new morning for us, a new day to meet new people, to explore new places and to learn new lessons.
I was actually hoping for a beautiful, reassuring feather along the way, but was so thankful for the amazing message I received from Him, that I thought asking for a feather too is pushing it a bit 🙂
Of course He knows my heart, and just as I was about to head home, I just knew that I had to take the small, narrow little side street heading downtown, instead of the road I always take which goes past the Chateau.
There, in the middle of the road, I got my beautiful feather, my comfort, my re-assurance.
Sometimes, we need to slow down a bit and take a barefoot walk with Him…