We called it Ervinna's Sunday. And then when we spent quite a bit of time the next day, it became Ervinna's Monday too. Kinda amazing what a trip across the South China Sea, just to return a convocation robe and collect transcripts and certificates, can do.
But more than just a random meet-up with some wildness thrown in along the way, I really think God had a hand in the time we spent together. Perhaps it was that we would be encouraged; perhaps it was that we would be strengthened for the challenges ahead by being reminded of the grace and mercy that have brought us here.
So Ervinna graduated this year.
Endless cups of tea with good company... and one of the craziest ways in which tea flavour can be chosen!
He made us in His image, and shapes us in His hand as a potter shapes the clay.
He who has begun a good work in you will complete it to the day of Jesus Christ.
When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died
My richest gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride
We saw it in the frames of the pondok under construction outside Rachael's primary school, S.K. Taman Cuepacs.
And so are we under construction, flowers yet to bloom and a crop yet to ripen for the harvest. So we press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God calls us heavenwards in Christ.
Triple providence: YS Photo, The Teapot Café and then Yippie Cup.
Indeed He will supply all our needs.
And so, dear Ervinna, as you continue your journey even into the unknown and the uncertain, know that God indeed goes with you and goes ahead of you, preparing even the paths you have yet to set foot on.
May you give your 'utmost for His highest'!