i woke up this morning really missing south africa. the trip we took there in 2008 was truly life changing. on that trip i felt the freedom and redeeming power of God's grace. ryan and i had conversations about our future i will never forget. and with every day that passed, my heart grew more and more passion for the world. i saw sadness and struggled with injustice. but i also saw beautiful relationships form. i saw children who were grateful that we just wanted to give attention and love on them. while i was there i spent so much time meditating on these words:
The Lord replied,
"Look around at the nations;
look and be amazed!
For I am doing something in your own day,
something you wouldn't believe
even if someone told you about it."
i am grateful that God has a vision for this world. it's beyond my understanding and, at times, more confusing than i want it to be. but, i believe it is good. He is moving.
i think part of missing south africa is missing campus crusade and our friends and community there. ryan and i often must help to remind one another that we are here, in dc, for a purpose. God has called us here, and i'm not yet sure why. doesn't God know i want answers quickly?! but, church this week spoke to my impatience:
"This vision is for a future time.
It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled.
If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently,
for it will surely take place.
It will not be delayed."
i am not sure what God has in store for ryan and i. i'm not sure how He is using us. but i am excited about it.