It's done. The ordination service was wonderful. There were guests from many different towns in Croatia, and I hope everyone of them felt loved and truly 'invited', because that's exactly what we feel for them.
I saw that Miro enjoyed it, and from his side it was a service full of love and thankfulness and appreciation for God's sovereign and intricate and infinitely-beyond-our-minds grace and plan, as well as many dear brothers and sisters that God put on his way. Especially for his school in Krapina - the Theological Biblical Academy.
Our years in Krapina were in many ways our formative years. We came there as born again believers with the Holy Spirit within us, but still, our worldviews and our habits were that of wild men and women, if you will allow. Living there, in that community, we were immersed in Christian 'culture', Christian day to day living, without hypocrisy and holier-than-thou attitude, but humble, God-centred, disciplined and loving Christian living. Upon leaving that school and that community, we were different.
Of course, God has used the years after that to change us and work on us, as He always, in His love and grace, does. Perhaps those years were even more formative, but in a way that is less visible. Since those were the years of waiting, of wondering, of humiliation, in a sense. Those times really refine, without you yourself noticing anything. You actually feel like you're worse than ever, and then realize that you've changed. But I digress...
Anyway, it was a beautiful service, in the presence of our Lord and Savior. My prayer for Miro has always been that the Lord makes him into a shepherd after His own heart, and that - it remains.
Jeremiah 3:15: Then I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you on knowledge and understanding.