Tuesday, February 9, 2010

south africa.


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."
-Habakkuk 1:5

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."
-Habakkuk 2:3

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.


1 comment:

Lynn said...

WOW I got teary eyed reading your Africa spot cause of the truth of how overwhelming the needs are but also cause of the way His soft heart spoke to you through His word and the wonderful community of believers you and Ryan were blessed to be a part of in CCC. Those seemed really special days for the two of you and JUST THINK the best IS yet to come...He told you so :)