It is with a heavy heart that I close my chapter of living in LA. Though two and a half years had been more than what I had bargained for, in the short while, LA had become home. The hardest had been saying my farewells to the people I had embraced as family. These were the people I had been gifted with, to love and serve, and to be loved and served by. And to them I dedicate this post.
As the year comes to a close, here is my customary letter to self, reflecting on the year 2017.
Attending seminary these past two and a half years had ultimately helped me understand grace better. To be able to devote a period in my life to press deeper in knowing this inconceivable God—who had made Himself known in the Person of Jesus Christ: oh, how grateful am I to have been given such an opportunity. For this I give thanks, approaching the Throne as a beloved child basking in Grace.
As Christians we need to understand that the Gospel ought to shape all aspects of our lives, even our singleness. Here I write about how the Gospel has changed the way I view my singleness (mind) and how it has affected me (heart) that I may live it out well (hands). My prayer is that our Christian communities may learn to wrestle with this more, that we may serve and love our single brothers and sisters better.