It has been a long trip but we are finally here! And safely! And with ALL our luggage! With all the obstacles that were thrown our way before we left, we are truly appreciative for a relatively hassle-free trip (any hassles were of our own doing and just minor things that prompted lots of laughter). We also all agree that with all the work Satan appears to be putting in to mess this trip up, God must surely have something big in the works! I am praying He’ll allow me to be a witness to His great work and salvation this next couple of weeks.
It’s amazing how scripture seems to really jump out at you from all different directions when God wants you to hear something specific. I had just been reading in Matthew 6:25-34 the other day and it kept coming to my mind. Then while we were eating (lunch? Dinner? I’ve lost track…) on our way home from the airport, Ovi brings up the very same passage!
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat of what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being more anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat:’ or ‘ What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
So, here I am in Africa. I pray that I will seek His kingdom and righteousness first—both now and long after the trip is over—knowing that my heavenly Father will provide everything I need.
Good night and thank you all for your continued prayers!