“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”  1Timothy 6:12

Eternal life; what must that be like?  I know what tomorrow will be like, much like today and when these days are filled with mean spirited people, selfish, spoiled, self-centered, rude and unbelievably demanding; then is seems like an eternity until tomorrow will come.

God placed me here for a purpose; I evidently am in need of yet another lesson in patience.  I am beginning to understand the wisdom of a very bright person in this world who said “I thought I wanted a career, turns out I just wanted pay checks.”  When I travel to Haiti and see Christian children playing in a school yard, like the one in the photo taken in Ouanaminthe, it brings me a smile and peace in this world filled with its worldly ways that don’t have a clue what these small children are going through living in Haiti.

Seeing them endure their daily hardship, and knowing what awaits them in Haiti brings my world into a proper perspective.  We will have much to talk about in Heaven.  Thank you for helping to make that possible by supporting their Christian education and providing them with a midday meal.  Yes, you will see them one day, count on that.  I heard a song recently written by James M. Black in 1893 titled “When the roll is called up yonder” and it reminded me that you, I and these young souls will be there one day, together.

“When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound and time shall be no more and the morning breaks, eternal, bright and fair; when the saved of earth shall gather over on the other shore, and the roll is called up yonder; I’ll be there.  On that bright and cloudless morning when the dead in Christ shall rise, and the glory of His resurrection share; when His chosen ones shall gather to their home beyond the skies, and the roll is called up yonder; I’ll be there.”

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