Five Minute Friday: DIFFERENT
When I walk around this city, I carry with me an unrelenting awareness that I am different. Even though I’ve learned this language and have adapted to the culture in many ways, I still speak differently and do a million and one things differently from the way I dress or wear my hair, relate to my husband, and raise my kids. With the Christmas season upon us, that awareness has become stark and severe.
I don’t want to be different, but since that is inescapable I will say this: I don’t want to be different because of my skin or my hair, the way I celebrate holidays, or make my home. I want to be different because I am a woman that loves and fears God. I want to be different because His name is continually on my lips, sharing what He has done for me and that His love is big enough for the whole lot of us. I want to be different because the focus of my life is Jesus Christ.
But I don’t want to remain different for long. I long to see God change this country and change the people I love and live each day with. Not to be more like me but to be more like Him.
Merry Christmas from the Taube Family
Visiting from FMF. Celebrate your difference! Reflect the light this Christmas … and every day.
By God’s grace, I’ll do my best! Thanks for the encouragement!
Yes THIS: “But I don’t want to remain different for long. I long to see God change this country and change the people I love and live each day with. Not to be more like me but to be more like Him.” I’m in the 3 spot this week friend!
Thanks, Tara! Great to be here for the FMF party this week. Always love hearing from you.
Great post Amber! A reflection of your heart as all your writings are! Beautiful picture too!! You all look so good!
Thank you, DeAnna. We were lucky enough to have a friend take photos for us, and I edited them to try to make us look good! Could never get Shep to look at the camera! Great to hear from you! Merry Christmas!