The reason we like McDonalds is not because of their mouthwatering (when they are hot and fresh), world famous french fries. It is not because of their awesome dollar menu (which they do not even have here in the Philippines – I’ll give you one guess as to why?). But it is simply because it is familiar.
Yes, we recognize the golden arches and we know that when we order a McDouble (without lettuce) that it will have the same great taste as it did back on the home front. This, my friend, becomes extremely important when everything around you is unfamiliar.
There is no way I can do justice to our life story as it has unfolded over the past seven months since I last blogged about our journey. My head is still spinning at the way things fell into place for my family. God is faithful. God provides. God protects. We are learning how to rely on Him and not lean to our own understanding. Not only is this the right thing to do, but it is the obvious choice when your surroundings are completely unfamiliar. Talk about being out of your comfort zone!
But through this transitional phase of building a new life in a different land, God has been faithful. The confirmation He has given along the way, His presence that we feel when we pray, and the comfort He provides each day; all help us to know that regardless the situation, God will make a way (hmm…that may be a song in the making). God will NEVER leave us and that fact alone is far more comforting than seeing the golden arches through the front windshield.
P.S. My wife told me to speak for myself on the liking McDonalds part. Perhaps Starbucks would have been a better choice. But they for SURE do not have a dollar menu….