“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” 2 Corinthians 5:20
A greeting card waved at me a few days ago while looking for a sympathy card; the words “Everyday Blessing” caught my attention. Is there anything on the face of this earth that could be an everyday blessing to you? Solomon was one of the richest men in all of History and he said that when he considered everything that he had accomplished and accumulated, it was all meaningless.
There are people in your life that bless your journey from time to time, but sad to say people ultimately disappoint as we are by nature sinful and unclean. The greeting card was directed to tell the recipient how their life had brought countless blessings into the life of the sender. The children from Bois Marchand in the attached photo would probably tell you that the plate of Trinity/HOPE rice and beans in front of them is their “Everyday Blessing”. Truth is, the only real and sure “Everyday Blessing” is Jesus Christ. I heard a Kenny Rogers song recently “I can’t unlove you” and the lyrics caused me to think about a number of things but mostly how much I need an everyday blessing.
“Postcards and letters and pictures made to last forever; to be boxed up and tossed away. Knickknacks and souvenirs in an afternoon, they're out of here. They'll disappear without a trace but what they mean to me can never be replaced. I can't unthink about you, I can't unfeel your touch, I can't unhear all the words unsay all the things that used to mean so much. I wish I could un-remember everything my heart's been through; I'm finding out it's impossible to do. Oh, it's no use, I can't unlove you.”
When you see these children, just realize that they are the future of Haiti who will bring Jesus to the lost in Haiti, it is difficult to not love them. When I consider the many donors who are ambassadors of Christ and bless these children with their gifts and prayers; it is difficult to not love them. And once again, the truth is, we can’t unlove Jesus. His ‘everyday blessing’ for us was shed on the cross of Calvary.
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