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Topic: SEA CHANGE or TREE CHANGE (07/13/17)
TITLE: Where is Home?
By Lisa Enqvist
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Long, long years ago
Our grandparents had no problem
When asked a simple question
“Where are you from?”
The answer was quite evident
As bright as the rising sun
Their speech gave them away
Their talk revealed their roots.
Today the answer’s not so clear:
My face, my voice, my intonation
Can keep you guessing
Mostly wrong – as to where I'm from.
I was born far away in the North; I grew up far South,
My parents took me East; I moved far to the West
Is there any place I still call home?
Is there anyone who still knows my name?
I’m only one of millions, moving around the globe
Some call me a TCK – a Third Culture Kid
Some say I am a nomad – moving from place to place
The seas of change have thrown me
across oceans far away
I try to find a place to live;
I’m a stranger wherever I go.
A refugee, an immigrant, rootless, unplanted
Is there a place assigned for me?
In Psalm 139 the words of comfort I find:
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
There is someone who knows my name,
however far I’ve roamed
says Isaiah 43
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name; you are mine.
I have chosen you and have not rejected you." Isaiah 41:9
Wherever we find ourselves, on the mountain top or by a stormy sea, we are called and chosen to be part of the Eternal family. John 14:23
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