These are some thoughts that I was reflecting on during the 4th of July, the day before we flew out. It wasn’t until this day that my thoughts of transition and what it meant were acute and clear. I think it’s very important during times of transition to reflect on where I’ve come from to appreciate where I’m going. This is a process of reflection from the time Tessa and I arrived to Kona in Feb 2015 to when we left July 2018. These are things that I did, things that I didn’t do that I wish I had done, and things that I gained.
I recently discovered something about Jesus that broke my heart for him. While I was studying the life, and in this case, the death of John the Baptist, I saw a connection between two narratives that I realized was actually a single flowing narrative. It was always there. I had read through it multiple times. But this time, I picked up on something different that gave me a new perspective that filled me with sorrow, but at the same time, it gave me a new lens to look upon Jesus with a sincere and reverent admiration.