by Alexandra Rutkowski

I haven’t written about Vienna because quite frankly, there’s too much to say. And I’m not sure how I could ever describe my experience here.

This summer has been unforgettable. It’s been marked by so many crazy divine appointments, personal miracles, answered prayers, and incredible encounters. (And let’s not forget awkward moments. My personal specialty). I can’t really put it any other way except that God has blessed me and He has been so faithful. 

I love what Mark Batterson said in Wild Goose Chase: 

“Celtic Christians had a name for the Holy Spirit–An Geadh-Glas, or ‘the Wild Goose.’ The name hints at mystery. Much like a wild goose, the Spirit of God cannot be tracked or tamed. An element of danger, an air of unpredictability surround Him. And while the name may sound a little sacrilegious, I cannot think of a better description of what it’s like to follow the Spirit through life. I think the Celtic Christians were on to something… Most of us will have no idea where we are going most of the time. And I know that is unsettling. But circumstantial uncertainty also goes by another name: adventure.”

It’s so true- when we’re chasing after the Spirit of God, life takes on a whole new dimension. There’s a lot of unknowns and what-ifs and maybes, but every moment, every day… it’s an adventure. Life is never boring.

God’s taught me that this summer. From the moment I boarded my plane, He got right to work, and He hasn’t stopped. I know He won’t. And I’m waiting in anticipation each day, wondering what He’s gonna do next. It’s a beautiful thing.