Thursday, September 20, 2007

Swaziland - Be Thou My Vision

What matters most in life

"But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord...." Philippians 3:7-8

Life can be so crazy. Lots of things pressing in on us all at once. Vying for our attention, our time, our energies, our days. Forces that attempt to get us so frazzled...that we miss what's most important in life. I've been reminded this week that each of us have only one lifetime here on this earth...and it's fleeting. Don't waste it! My prayer is that God and His Son Jesus Christ would become "first in our hearts", so we would begin to zero in on what's most important in this life. Grace and peace to you.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

The Desire of Our Heart

"Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:44

In the Johannesburg airport, as we were about to walk down the jetway to get on the plane and head home to the States, we saw this mural. The message caught our attention but also stirred an ache in our hearts. We were faced with the reality of our leaving, and at the same time realized that a piece of our heart was being left behind for good with the people of Swaziland. People we prayed with, cried with, laughed with, played with, planted with, hammered with, painted with, sang with, danced with. People to whom God had knit our hearts together with. People we had come to love dearly. It's been just over a month since we left and my prayer is that God in His grace would one day lead us back again. That God in His grace would one day give us the privilege and opportunity to 'taste Africa' again. That God in His grace would continue the work He has begun, in us and through us, all to His glory. Again God, again!......that's the desire of my heart.