The faces keep coming back to me.
I was scrambling to put together the last few articles for the next issue of the magazine. I had the copy for a brochure on our relief and rehabilitation program to write. Then there was the prep for that Bible study on the 6th commandment. All the pieces came together when I remembered the intense discussion our congregation in Caracas had gone through years ago when we were choosing a name for our church. We eventually settled on Isaiah 58:11 and named the church “The Spring.” Sometime after the decision was made I looked at the context of the passage and had an “aha” moment—a moment that came back as I put together the magazine, wrote the copy, and prepared the Bible Study.
“The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail” —Isaiah 58:11, NIV.
“Success,” whatever we apply the word to and however we interpret it, depends on how we respond to the needs of others. God’s blessing on our lives and on the communities with which we fellowship, depends on how we care for those who can’t care for themselves.
It’s an “aha” moment. Now to respond to it.
I say "Amen," to all you wrote and I pray that it would bring about an 'aha'moment to all who read it. Keep up your good works!ReplyDelete
thank you for this timely reminderReplyDelete
Thank you for this, Lynda. I am still searching out what God intends for me in all its fulness in regard to caring for the poor. Most of us like to do something. But what would it look like if we really allowed God's passion and compassion to flood through us?ReplyDelete