Though we may feel utterly lost, we have not been abandoned. No matter how far the town of our life seems to have fallen off the map, God seeks to renew us. God has for us a better place. This exile does not have the last word. God desires to bring us, to bring the whole world, home to a joy and a glory we have scarcely imagined. To those in captivity, who feel lost and "unhomed," the word comes from God, "I am looking for you. I am seeking you. I know how to get you back home."
-- Gerrit Scott
Dawson in “Called by a New Name”, published by The Upper Room, Nashville,
TN. Used with permission.