I stand amazed.

“When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?”  Psalm 8:3-4 

Have you ever looked into the mirror in the morning after stumbling out of bed when your eyes are still puffy, your breath smells like Lazarus after a week in the tomb and your mind asks the question “how can God use me?”  After all that our Triune God has accomplished and continues to do on this earth, who am I to think that my words matter to Him? 

Look into the faces of the six children in the attached photo.  They attend the Lutheran school in Ouanaminthe in north central Haiti.  If you think that your life matters or is even remotely important to our Triune God; what about their lives?  They live in homes with dirt floors, are wearing one of the two sets of clothes that they own, don’t have a doctor or a dentist, don’t have air conditioning or running water in their homes; how could our Triune God possibly use their lives? 

For a dollar and fifty cents Trinity/HOPE will feed these six children at their school; most likely their only meal for the day.  Your donation will be taking part in His plan for them, and also His plan for you.  Amazing how He has accomplished His work through shepherds, fisherman, virgins, carpenters, tax collectors and children throughout the Bible and now, well now He is ready to use you.  While out for a very slow walk recently I listened to the song ‘I stand amazed’ by Squire Parsons Jr.  When I consider how God is using me, and you and these kids in Ouanaminthe; well I too stand amazed.   

“When I examine that old rugged cross the mighty gulf did span; it reaches down to the brinks of hell, to heaven's golden stand.  I stand amazed, I stand amazed; of the love that has sought me, saved me and bought me.  I stand amazed.  When I imagine in glory that day, when all of heav'n stood still as God, incarnate, the Savior of man, died upon Calv'ry's hill.  I stand amazed, I stand amazed; of the love that has sought me, saved me and bought me.  I stand amazed.” 

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