Thursday, 11 September 2008

A quiet house

Aren't you going to bed?

Dad speaking. Amazingly Dad is 30 cms away from me. Lying down in the darkness of our front room as I tap away at the keyboard.

Its night. Just past 11 pm. The house is quiet. And full.

After many years we almost all the nuclear Eichers are together. Only Stefan and family are missing. In this humble Thane house we have Mum and Dad (Oma and Opa as they are now know), Premila, Sheba and myself and Asha and Enoch making the full crew. Amazing.

Its quiet. There is a small strip of light from under the door in the room Premi is sleeping in. Dada and I are sleeping out in the front while Mum/Oma and Sheba and the kids are in the other room.

How many years have we waited for this day. A day when Premi came over with Sheba to JSK and spent the morning with us. When Asha practiced violin in her Oma's presence. When Enoch explored the world of 'small lego' with his Opa. When Mum and Sheba went out in the afternoon to visit and pray for a lady and her adopted child. When Premi cooked a delicious chicken curry. When we all had supper together and then played pictionary - had our devotions and crashed (most of us that is - yours trully being the last man standing).

Many prayers have gone into this day. And the day before. And the day to come.

Our life is a journey. Lets think of flow from stream to stream, gathering speed at times, slowing down at others. Perhaps a blockage diverts the path another way. We rejoin later - loving Father makes sure our direction is steady.

One thing we know. There is a lot, a lot of work to be done in each of us. The Lord has brought our flawed family together - and His patience is doing His work in us. Lets keep allowing Him to do so by being humble but active partners in His redeeming work.

May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. I Thes. 5.23

What an absolute miracle for us all to be here. Lets keep the miracles flowing!

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