Chosen people.

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”  1 Peter 2:9

The attached photo is of just a few of the 262 children who attend a school called Mannou which is located in a suburb of Port-au-Prince.  Here the children are praying before they receive their lunch which is truly a special possession to them.  Their school suffered physical damage during the earthquake 1/12/10 and these children most likely suffered the loss of friends and possibly family members when the earth shook on the late afternoon hours after school had been dismissed.

We are a chosen people, you, I and these souls are truly some of God’s special possessions.  The Holy Spirit moves each of us to give of our bounty every day to bring them physical strength as they go out into a world of darkness and bring the Hope of Him who called you, and I and them.  There are those in this world that will say “look at me, look at what I have done!”  To me it is important that we say “Look at these children, look at what God has done through them and through me.”  As the Apostle Paul often wrote, “boast in the Lord.”  It is all about what He has accomplished and if my blindness has in any way been used to further the sharing of the Gospel message to the lost, than praise the Lord for what He has accomplished; through me, through you…through these children.  Thank you for continuing to support Trinity/HOPE feeding programs that are such an important part of their lives as they go out into a world of darkness and let their brilliant lights shine.

Heavenly Father, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown.  Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.  Amen.

May God be with you…Jay