So today our family had some bad news. A letter through our mailbox first thing this morning.
Our brand new estate that we moved on to 2 years ago is now in the firing line for the new route of the HS2 railway. This means that the government can force us out of our homes to make way for it. This means that the community we have built here, the lives that we have made for ourselves and our sons, all of that is at risk.
I am devastated.
I am unsure.
I am upset.
When we moved here we had a clear image from God about the location – next to a river/canal. That our house would be a metaphor of our relationship with him. At the time I also had the word “roots” given to me and that where we moved next would be the place we would set down roots and grow as a family. And I have thrown everything into this community trusting God to grow our roots here. So you can understand why I am upset.
I don’t know yet all the details or all the information/time lines etc (and of course we would be compensated) but I feel like this is not right. I guess that might just be my emotion and God might be doing something amazing through this, but I wanted to share how I really truly feel. Hopefully you will pray with me through this and join me on this journey to see where we end up.
My prayer is that our community is united through this, not divided. My prayer is that people will come to trust in the security of God’s Kingdom in heaven, and not in property here on earth. My prayer is that God’s will is done in all this. Amen….