“Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.” (Ps. 127)
The last items in our moving van found their way into the rectory this morning. After six months of traveling back and forth to Phillipsburg, we can finally say that we’re home.
Even though she had to chase Eva around, Matushka Laura found a way to put up curtains, hang icons, and arrange picture frames. Little changes, little signs of life, help me to see the rectory as if for the first time. It’s a new new beginning.
Thank you to everyone for their patience, generosity, and encouragement over these last few months. May this, our first celebration together of Pentecost, be a good beginning for us, and may we remember to rely on the Lord for everything. If the Lord does not build the house, our labors, offerings, and sacrifices are in vain.