God had answered my prayer: I had my dream job — on the staff of The Commission, the International Mission Board’s groundbreaking photojournalism magazine. In my heart I knew that God had placed me there. Yet, after five exceptional years, I was laid off in the wake of a bad economy. If God had called me there, was He saying goodbye?
It would take many years and many tears before I would understand that God wasn’t kicking me out. He needed to teach me some things other than just how to make photos. The lessons are never that direct. But God is patient. He has more time than we think we do.