Yet here we are, back in the same home and watching as people flood our living room each week, exploring the ways of Jesus together. That dream we had almost a decade ago was never in vain. It was never false. It was simply not yet. I have heard people say that God has three possible answers to our prayers: Yes, No, or Wait. I guess this one was "Wait."
We tell people that our mission at ECHO is to see people trade in their dreams for God's dreams a step at a time. This mission holds true only because we have experienced it ourselves. Sarah and I have consistently had to yield our dreams to something greater. Sometimes it has been a struggle to see where God was at work in the events of our lives. We have felt abandoned or fooled more than once. But somehow God always seems to show us again how much He is right there with us, breathing life into our short-sighted dreams.