The Kingdom story has chronicled my wanderings through a hidden world , where I received guidance from a King, whose name is Jesus – the one who calls Himself “The Way, The Truth, and the Life”. At the beginning of the journey I felt lost and was afraid that this was all wishful thinking. I wanted to believe so badly that He was guiding me.
At the beginning of my story I wanted to know where in the world I was supposed to be. Neil Diamond’s song “I am I said” resonated with me. I felt lost between two shores, and kept thinking about making my way back to the place where I had been happy. The song lamented “And I am lost, and I can’t even say why.”
The Lord told me to setup signs and mark the road because He was going to show me where I was supposed to be. He said it would involve going full circle, it would involve a man, and from that He would create a new thing. The story is recorded here in this chapter; The Kingdom – Signs.
“Set up road signs;
put up guideposts.
Take note of the highway,
the road that you take.
Return, O Virgin Israel,
return to the town you left.
How long will you wander,
The LORD will create a new thing on earth—
a woman will encircle a man.” Jeremiah 31:21-22
It was hard for me to believe, and I wasn’t an easy person to lead. It was true when the Lord said “How long will you wander, faithless daughter?” But He kept me to the road from the signs and guideposts I observed and marked in the story, in obedience to His instructions.
If you have stuck with me this far, thank you so much. I am honoured to have your company. Now we are getting to the incredible part. Seven years later I went full circle, and another character comes into the story.
The scene is “in the town I left”.
The circle started five years before at a place I called “the Tower”, recorded here: Chapter 16 The Place of the Tower.