NOTHING COULD BE FINER . . .
Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” James 4:15
A few years ago, in 2012, my Dad (who is a pastor) traveled to North Carolina for some evangelistic meetings; we were living in Michigan at the time. At the end of the meetings, a couple became members of the local church. We traveled there the next year to do some more meetings and stayed at their house. The elder of the local church taught us a song called, “Carolina in the Morning”, which contains the words, “Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning.” When the meetings were done, we said goodbye, thinking we would never be there again. Fast forward to 2019, we were living in Oregon and my Dad got a phone call from the husband and wife. The husband told my Dad that the pastor of the church was leaving and that they were looking for a new pastor. We were hesitant to move, but in the end we moved from Oregon to North Carolina. We moved all the way across the United States with all of our pets, which include alpacas, chickens, a duck, dogs, a cat, and some parakeets. We were a “Noah’s Ark on Wheels” sort of a deal. When we got to North Carolina, we sang the song that the elder had taught us seven years beforehand. When we got to North Carolina, it felt like home. It was like God wanted us here all along. Even though we did not really want to move away from all our friends and family, God knew what was best for us. He knows what’s best for us each day, each year, and each lifetime. We just have to listen to Him and let Him lead us in all that we do. Nothing can be finer than to follow God’s will.
By: Caleb Miller ('23)
Bryson City, North Carolina