Gracious Lord, thank you for the rest you have given us over the Christmas holidays. Thank you for the encouragement we have received from many friends and family, and the reminders from your word of your continued grace to us. Please keep nourishing and refreshing us as we head back to work soon. Please give us everything we need as we travel – safety, patience, love. As we head homeward, fill our minds with our ultimate home and stir up in us a deep longing to see many others there also.