“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.” Psalm 63:1-3
David wrote these words when he was in the Desert of Judah. Have you ever been standing outside and alone in the middle of a desert? Just the thought of that degree of heat causes my mouth to get dry; my lips are almost starting to feel cracked and waxy. The most important thing to David’s mind this day was knowing that God loved him.
A person who understands that God’s unfailing love in their life is on their way to eternal glory. The children eating lunch attend school at Bois Marchand in the Aribonite District. Their school is located on the North edge of Gonaives and there are cacti within a stone throw of this school. It was very hot on this day but these children understand God’s unfailing love and they, like you and I are on our way to eternal life.
There is a peace that comes from knowing that God has our best interest at heart. How do they and you and I know that God truly loves us? Take a look at the cross. He knew us before we were born, before the foundations of the universe were laid, He set a plan in place that would offer forgiveness for sins we had not yet committed. He placed you where you are to help these children that He placed at the Bois Marchand School.
Sometimes we look at our hardships living in North America, and they may seem HUGE but I ask that you consider your blessings and take another look at these children eating their only meal of the day…in a desert. Hardships here and there; with all the things He has done for you, could you not take a few hardships for him? Trust Him. Trust His love. Feed His sheep.
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