Jet Lag

Elena Massa

Jet lag :  extreme tiredness and other physical effects felt by a person after a long flight across several time zones.

Generally, recovering from jet lag requires one day for every time zone. After arriving home from India, which is 12 time zones away, I’m happy to announce that we have overcome the symptoms in 10 days.

We have spent most of that time re-entering American life. We’ve unpacked, restocked our grocery inventory, caught up with family, friends and neighbors. Life as usual is slowly returning to usual, at least until next year when we begin another journey back to India.

Physical jet lag demands rest and drinking plenty of water to avoid a sense of mental fogginess. Spiritual jet lag is a real and present danger when returning from a long ministry trip. It is difficult to refocus on the present after what we’ve experienced 12 time zones away. We require spiritual rest and plenty of hydration from the water of life found in a relationship with Jesus. I’m glad there are no time zones with God except for the one made when we enter a relationship with Him through His son. In the blink of an eye, we are transported from a time zone of darkness into His time zone of light.

For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son.
Colossians 1:13

Sal and I would like to thank each one of you who followed us by way of this blog during the last three months. We are still processing the amazing things God allowed us to experience. The following video is just a small sample of what our time was like. It is the three months packaged into 6 minutes, so please take a look at it when you can.