I rang in New Years with six friends who I love like family. Six friends who have invested time and energy into my life. Six friends who inspire me to dream big, love boldly, and live faithfully. Six friends who were not even on my radar this time last year.
Yep, that’s right. I wasn’t even aware of their existence this time last year. And now they are like family, my West coast family.
As I looked around the table and toasted the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011, I was struck by something huge. (Or at least huge for me.)
As hard as I try, as creatively as dream, I can not even begin to imagine what God has in store for me tomorrow, next week, or next year.
I know that there will be strangers who become friends, and friends who will become strangers. I know that there will be sadness and joy, love and heartbreak, death and new life. But I can’t begin to imagine the possibility that is in store.
So, here’s to 2011 and to a God who is weaving together a beautiful story that is simply and wonderfully unfathomable!
Are you like me, always trying to picture what’s next? How has God surprised you lately?