Are we regretting our decision to pursue missions? Not for a second. And yet, there are still feelings of loss present as we joyfully approach the mission field. There truly is a cost. There are a lot of conversations that have been cut short, maybe never to be completed on this earth. There is the reality that our parents are not getting any younger. There is a loss of healthy Christian fellowship. We will not get to watch our friends’ kids grow up.
I poured out my heart to a friend in California and, while she was very empathetic, she reminded me of some wonderful truths:
All the pleasure I have known
To pursue surpassing treasures
At the throne of God the Son