Monday, February 27, 2006

In between

In between, its a wierd place to be. Right now we are in between; in between training and deployment, in between work and rest and in between almost ready to go and not yet ready. It is a tough place to be this in between place.

The problem is that you are not really sure what to do when you are in between. Just a few days ago my day was cramm packed with things to do, I did not think that I would ever get it all done. In fact the op tempo was furious that I missed doing services last week to go along on a mission that included almost the whole squadron. It was good training and I am glad I went, but wish I could have held worship.

So now we live in between. We have the details to clean up. The little onsie-twosie things that 4000 different people can miss out on during a big operation like this. For instance, I missed out on the new uniform draw because I went to see Connor be born. Now multiply by 4000 and it can get a bit tedious cleaning up all the small things that were missed.

It makes me think about how as christians we live in between. We live in between Christ's first and second coming. We live in a time where we can see God's plan in action in the person of Christ, but we can only imagine the ending. In a time and place where Christ has saved us from all our sin, but we still struggle with sin everyday. Christ has already won the victouy, his death and resurrection have conqured sin and death. His reward is us and we live in that victory.

But, we also live now, here in a time before the second coming. Where people still get sick, hurt and die. where people go hungry and cold. Where even the greatest of us humans struggles with their sin. Where christians still backstab one another.

We live here in the in between, between glory and pain. Between perfection and wreched sinfulness. We are in the place where we already have victory over sin, but we do not yet have victory over the flesh. Life in the in between, it is just painful.


Blogger unckrandy said...

Hi Todd
Just read your blog. Really glad to read your mesages about your faith in Jesus. Just keep leaning on Him and trusting Him.

2:02 AM  
Blogger Roland said...


Thanks for being my friend while we are in between.


12:03 PM  
Blogger Difster said...

While we're here waiting, we can store up treasure for what lies beyond. This time in between is painful but it's also useful.

7:18 PM  
Blogger Roland said...


9:55 PM  
Blogger dear old dad said...

dear son, just got my computer up again so i thought i would drop a line to say hi, and let you know that all is well back here. our day to day lives are so tame compared to yours but we manage. thanks for the blog articles to keep us all up to date. god bless and protect you thru all of this. yeah, the wicked step mom still loves and misses you too. her prayers are with you and all who are involved in this doing. talk again soon. love ya.....

1:21 AM  
Blogger dear old dad said...

dear son. i finally got my computer up again so here goes. glad to see you are back to writing again. all is fine back here. we are so thankful for guys and gals the likes of you, the soldier, to protect our freedom here at home. we miss you and pray every day for your safe return after the mission is done. by the way, wicked old step mom says hi and prays constantly for you. we carry you in our hearts always...dear old dad

1:26 AM  
Blogger Roland said...

Hope your family visit is a great blessing!

9:41 PM  

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