“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28
Sometimes when I tell a small group that Trinity/HOPE is preparing missionaries in Haiti to do God’s work, someone will look at me with a facial expression that seems to say “yea…right.” The photo of one small child on the screen is a missionary to me, but just a small hungry child to them. Isn’t it amazing that it can take but one small match to start a forest fire but it might take a whole box of the long kitchen matches to start a campfire? It might take a room full of North Americans to sponsor a feeding program in a Lutheran school in Haiti but only take one of those kids to energize a family or neighborhood with the new of their risen Savior, Jesus Christ. We will never know which life we touch here in North America, or in Haiti, will be the spark that the Holy Spirit will use to bring one more soul into the Kingdom of Heaven. Trinity/HOPE is in the business of feeding children and preparing young lives to save lost souls in Haiti. Really quite simple…we are all one in Christ Jesus.
“We are One in The Spirit, we are One in The Lord. We are One in The Spirit, we are One in The Lord. And we pray that all unity may one day be restored. And they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our Love, yes they'll know we are Christians by our love. We will work with each other, we will work side by side. We will work with each other, we will work side by side. And we'll guard each man's dignity and save each man's pride. And they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our Love, yes they'll know we are Christians by our love. We will walk with each other, we will walk hand in hand. We will walk with each other, we will walk hand in hand. And together we'll spread the News that God is in our land. And they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our Love, yes they'll know we are Christians by our love.”
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