Fading Scars of remembrance
Today I noticed that the scars left on my arm and kneck are fading.
scars. Scars that make me remember Gods grace and love and faithfulness
from a most unexpected day.
Unexpected because somewhere in 6 years
I thought I might never see the day but, God remembered.
God remembered my prayers for Africa…
My tears for africa….
My desire to go , to be there to serve, to give, to do SOMETHING!
I remembered how many times He told me no,
“No not yet my child”
How many times He shut the door
“No, It is not time”
And then when it seemed that it was going to come again,
the shut door
I was moved to pray…pray that what seemed to be
that God would speak to our leaders, to our church
there was peace
He said “Go”
And so there we were that unexpected day
6 years later
With a team from my church
We had Just had delivered bibles to people who NEVER had one
we were excited
on our way to serve more of God’s people
we were in an accident
no seatbelts on
our car full
our car flipped
in the middle of nowhere
some dirt road across the ocean
And we were “KEPT” that day
out of commission
I blanked out
We were “KEPT” that day
My hand was on my kneck wondering what was that pain I was feeling
scar forming, lord healing
the first words I heard were “praise God”
and we praised Him, we laughed and cried, and sang
and we prayed
we layed hands knowing that God would heal us
we were “KEPT”
and I am still learning lessons from africa.
My scars have begun to fade but they remind me of how much God loves His people
we could have easily died that day. Flung out a window, broke our knecks
we were KEPT
minor burns, few scars
Our work has not been completed
we are still here
and as long as I am
I will be about His business
6 years I asked
to be there…
I was there
He is faithful
and my scars remind me of that.
they remind me that God is bigger than I am or what I think or what I think I know
my scars remind me that He has a plan and a purpose for me
and I will be here until that is completed
He will Keep me until I have finished what He has set me out to do
and I will keep praising Him along the way
and I will keep praying for Africa
and I will praise Him because I know our Lord is there moving and working and loving His people.
Scars are fading but His faithfulness endures!
John 17: 15 ” I do not pray that you should take them out of the world, but that you should keep them from the evil one”. We read all of John 17 this very same morning of the accident. Where Jesus prays for himself,the disciples, and all believers. Vs. 15 is where He was praying for the disciples. But, this is the verse that I thought about and I think some other team members those few momments after when we got out of the car. I do recommend everyone read all of JOhn 17 it is a great chapeter to read/study!