“For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? And, “If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?” So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.” 1 Peter 4:17-19
We have all probably learned at one time while in school that light travels faster than the speed of sound and the older I become it becomes more clear why some people appear to be very, very bright until you hear them speak. The above words ring true beyond measure is describing how difficult it is for the ungodly to be saved. The bright faces in the attached photo are Christian children attending one of several Lutherans schools in Port-au-Prince; Petit Paridis. Their future, much like their smiles, is bright as they have a faithful Savior and a clear direction; bring the news of His life, sacrifice and gift of salvation to the ungodly living in their neighborhoods in Haiti.
Trinity/HOPE donors help to prepare their journey with food and prayer. The four plates in the photo come to a dollar. Your prayers are a free gift from our Creator. Prayer is not just a “spare tire” that we pull out when we are in some kind of trouble but it is a “steering wheel” that directs us, and their lives down the correct path throughout our journey.
Dear 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