So what is it that keeps me going when giving up sorely tempts me to walk away? I can answer this question with a question: What is there to go back to?
The Honor of Dishonor — Read on shoutout.wix.com/so/4MFkfgRC
The vision needs a welcome.
Apologies for the inactive link in the last post! The link is now working! Today I'm connecting with our podcast, Africa & Beyond, so you can enjoy this amazing message that Jamie has been sharing with our church in Blantyre, Malawi. It may seem life has settled into a pit or a prison - but … Continue reading From The Pit To The Palace
The only answer I have found for hate is love. Loving more, loving extravagantly, loving when it is easy, and when it is hard for love is an easy load to carry.
Then, I remembered the little children I watched playing around the periphery of our church tent where we meet (yes, our church is definitely no frills). I watched them cartwheeling, playing, and caught one of them looking off into the distance as if to daydream. I wondered what that little one dreamt of.
In this world of great pain and need, what can be done to bring meaningful change? On the African continent alone, there are hundreds of millions of stories like these; it feels like an impossible situation. I am daily assaulted with feelings of despair when I see hungry children, abused women, and hopelessness in the eyes of the vulnerable. Are we exempt from doing anything because whatever we do won’t be enough to touch vast swaths of the population?
It is inevitable that we will face loss as we move forward in the will of God, either through death or other circumstance. It will be painful, it won't come easily, but there’s a way through the pain if indeed we believe His presence is all we need.
Shattered dreams Where once was hope Scattered around me
“Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.” Augustine