We’ve moved four times since I’ve been married. The first three times we boxed up our belongings & moved our furniture and I’ve looked forward to the new memories we would make in our new home. The last time we moved was different for many reasons. I think the hardest part was that we were leaving the home we had raised our children in. So many memories within those walls .. like the doorframe into my office that had each height measurement & birthdate of our kids from the age they were when we moved in until we moved out etched into it. That was hard to leave behind.
My girlfriend told me that she had a similar experience. She had been dreading taking things off the walls and moving the furniture out because so much life had happened in her home. But walking back into the empty room was good for her because she realized…there’s no life in the room. Life was in her!
What a beautiful thought. We take our memories with us wherever we go. And because we have life within us we can make new memories wherever God leads us next. It might not be a new home. Maybe it’s a new job, a new fellowship, a new community of friends. Isaiah 43:19 (VOICE) reminds us to look for it! “Watch closely: I am preparing something new; it’s happening now, even as I speak, and you’re about to see it. I am preparing a way through the desert; Waters will flow where there had been none.”