The next five weeks brought confirmation, conviction, and calling:
Medical missionary work actually works. Imagine. that. :)
God is faithfull.
This is the way. Walk.
I couldn’t then know that I would return for the summer after four weeks at home. That I would be back in September. That I would see the Sierra Nevada's again in October. With.my.parents. :) It was not time to know that.
Challenges? Yes. That is nothing new or unusual. Nor will it be changing anytime soon.
If there is One who sees the sparrow when it falls; if that One keeps the stars in their courses, and has done so since they were created; if the Same can also keep every cell in creation under His watch care; then we have nothing to fear. End.of.story.
Present? Let a thousand tongues say it.
But we forget.
So we should sing it, pray in it, talk of it, and rejoice in His faithfulness. Not theoretically, but in reality: “God has been faithful to me…”
But still, we forget.
There is One who doesn’t forget though. He who created the sparrow knows where the sparrow is. He knows our frame. Every. Cell.
In the midst of whatever, unknowns, challenges-too-well-known, anything: we can have peace. Says the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. amen.
Anyone feel like singing? ;)
The future is, not ours but His,
The past His mercy holds
God reckons all that may befall,
Before it's tide unfolds
Though we can't see eternity,
Nor future moment now,
There's One above who's name is Love,
Who holds it all some how
We need not fear what lies unclear,
In future's time and space
Unless we let ourselves forget,
God's hand in history's trace
So then recount the vast amount,
Of mercy given you
For thus is shown and is made known,
God's faithfulness as true
We can behold God's hand of old
By inspiration's pen,
But this we must both know and trust
That He will lead again
For He who's led has also said,
My son be of good cheer
And daughter though you do not know,
You have nothing to fear