Wednesday, February 07, 2007

This World is not My Home . . .

Breitbart is reporting compelling story out of its Asian bureau today:
BANGKOK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A woman who boarded the wrong bus on an attempted shopping trip from Thailand to Malaysia has returned home after 25 years.

Jaeyana Beuraheng told her eight children she accidentally boarded a bus bound for Bangkok instead of Malaysia, and once there she boarded a second incorrect bus because she could not read or speak Thai or English, The Times of London reported Wednesday.

Beuraheng, who speaks only the Yawi dialect used by Muslims in southern Thailand, said the noise and traffic of the big city confused and disoriented her, leading her to board the second wrong bus to Chiang Mai, near the border with Burma.

The woman said she spent five years begging on the street in the city and was often mistaken for a member of a hill tribe because of her dark skin tone.

She was arrested in 1987 on suspicion of being an illegal immigrant and was sent to a social services hostel when authorities were unable to determine her origins.

However, last month, three students from her home village arrived at the hostel for training, and they were able to communicate with Beuraheng and help her find her way home.
My friend Brent Avery tells me that the longing every believer has in their heart is the longing to go home. To go back to the Garden, where the world was perfect, untainted by sin. To go back to that place where the Father is, that place we can truly, finally call home. Every person whose heart has yearned for that home understands what this dear woman went through. And every person who has been embraced by the Father understands the joy she must have felt at her reunion.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very nice Frank.