As those of you who have been following for a while may know, my husband and I recently took our son a few states away to start his freshman year at college. We said our goodbyes in front of the guys’ dorm at the beginning of September and began the drive back home without him.
We didn’t hear much from him at first, as he was putting so much energy into getting used to all the newness of schedules, professors’ expectations, study, job, dorm life, making new friends, and so on.
Then, the last 2 or 3 weeks, he has started calling once a week just to talk.
Today he called, and we talked for almost an hour. At some point during the conversation, I put him on speaker, and his dad joined the conversation.
It is so good to hear the confidence in his voice and the determination to do well. It gives me joy to get more specifics on how God is working in his life and to know that things are going well!
His father and I are very proud of Him and told him so!
This reminds me of another Parent who sent His Son far away to bring good news to mankind.
When Jesus came up out of the waters of the Jordan after being baptized by John, His Father spoke from above saying,
“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:17 ESV
His Father was pleased with Him and told Him so, and told everybody else around who was listening, too!
So, today I am thankful for good news from afar, both from our son today, and from God’s Son who gave us the best news ever!
What about you? Are you thankful for good news from afar? What kind of good news have you heard this year?