It’s Saturday morning and Tim is off playing soccer, so I decided to lie around in bed knitting and watching Anne of Green Gables. As you probably know, it is the story of an orphan girl, alone and unloved, who is invited into a new reality- a family first and foremost, but also a beautiful life of friendship and learning and precious surprises on Canada’s breathtaking Prince Edward Island.
As I watched, I was caught up in the joy of the place and saw also how it is my story. I was once separated from real living by my rejection of God’s rule and love in my life. Yet to all who received him to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12 Somehow, through the miraculous sacrifice of Jesus, I am brought now into a new reality, a new family, a new and breathtaking place. How great is the love the Father has lavished upon us, that we should be called children of God! 1 John 3:1
As I later sat in the kitchen drinking fresh strawberry juice and eating fresh bread with dulce de leche, I just enjoyed the sunshine (a rarity these days) and the sense of being in the right place. This is my Green Gables. Miriam soon joined me and informed me that this week Lula will be living here with us. What a beautiful moment to hear that news. I am excited to have her here, to have the opportunity to spend time with her when she’s not working and to be able to love and comfort her during this season of suffering. I’m excited too to share hot chocolate and Anne of Green Gables with her. I think she is a kindred spirit.