It’s finally happening. After seven wonderful years in New York City, I’m moving on out! Not only am I moving, but I’m moving in 24 days! Twenty. Four. Days. 24 days left in a city that has in part molded me into who I am today. This means that I have to make sure I fit in as many quintessential NY activities as I can before I say “see you later”.
I’ve lived on the East Coast forever. My biggest move thus far was moving fifteen minutes away from my hometown to move to New York City. It was an amazing move and it has lasted seven years. Seven wonderful, action-packed years. Thus, it is particularly strange for me to decide to move cross-country, without a job in place, to be able to attend a church. Yes, that’s right. I want to move from New York to a small town in Northern California for a church. I don’t have a job in place. There are barely any jobs there. I don’t know what the details will look like. But I’m going on the faith I have in God’s guidance.
“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12
I received this verse through my daily devotional a few weeks ago. I have, of course, seen the verse many times before, and simply thought, “sure, of course, that makes sense, love everyone how Jesus loves us.” I thought that was all there was, a simple statement to love others “a lot”.