My mom recently sent me this quote by a Doctor who works in Bangladesh with Samaritan’s Purse, and it’s stuck with me since:
“Some yearn to live within the sound of a church bell. I’d rather run a rescue mission within a yard of hell.“
Wow! Can this guy read my heart or what?!?
As most of you know, these past months have been difficult for me. I’ve been honest with my struggles, even blogging about some of them. Life, no matter where you live, or what you do, isn’t always easy.
But, here’s a little secret: I wouldn’t trade mine for anything.
I can’t tell you the last time I actually heard church bells, or anything even close. I hear the call of prayer at mosques more than often, and as far as living within a yard of hell….well, mine’s more like a meter. AND it’s right where I’m meant to be!
I can relate to this statement with every breath I take.
So through thick and thin, the good and the bad, the beauty and the ugly…I have to admit… I still choose life within a meter of hell than life within the sound of a church bell.
It’s where I’m meant to be!