I could not help over hearing the conversation behind me. They were talking really loud. The two ladies back to back with me at the airline gate were sharing that her brother was moving from Chicago to Lake of the Ozarks. We were to share a Chicago to Branson flight. The person beside them also was able to hear and joined the conversation.
She said, “Well, I moved from Buffalo to Lake of the Ozarks and I cried for two years.” She then began to point out all the good things and the bad things about living in the middle of nowhere. “It is like going back in time,” she said. “We are behind the real world.”
Then, she went on to explain. The people know each other, they rely on each other, and they have to help each other. The schools are great, it is a wonderful place to grow up and it is safe.
Is that really going back? Is that what it means to be behind? Well, I am actually okay with that, it sounds like the real world is what is behind to me. There always seems to be an arrogant air by those in the city to those in the country. And yet, God always seems to favor the “weak” or the “poor” or the ones to be pitied.
In Deuteronomy 7:7-8 the people are reminded, “It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the Lord set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of peoples, but it is because the Lord loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers.”
I am okay with not living in the real world; the Lord loves me anyway.
“It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the Lord set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples.”
The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®)
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