One last good morning from Honduras!
As we started our last full day together Friday, Chris M. lead us in a challenging devotional. We once again visited the story of Mary and Martha, but with a twist. Chris brought us away from Jesus’ feet where Mary was perched, to the tomb where her brother lay. It was here Martha exemplified a transformation we can also experience when faced with difficult situations. In John 11:17-27, we read how first Martha rebuked the Lord for His absence, then she acknowledged His relationship with God, and finally she stepped forward with a bold faith in Jesus as the Messiah, the Savior. When you see the injustices in our world, I encourage you to revisit this scripture and take a glance at your heart. Me and my attitude were convicted and encouraged this morning! How often have I rebuked God “Where were you?” rather than praising Him for being our salvation. I’ve certainly done it this week as I witnessed the poverty in Honduras.
We spent our day at the school to pitch in where needed. What appeared to me on the first day as chaos turned out to be a well-run school community. We did not come to fix the school or the village, but to pitch in and be extra hands. We had the opportunity this week to be Marthas (cleaning, repairing, cooking, etc.) as well as Marys (loving, listening, learning about Christ’s love).
Tomorrow (today) we will head to the airport early and bid adieu to our new friends and family members. Please join us in praying for safe travels and smooth passages through customs. Is TSA even open? Hopefully, with bleary eyes and full hearts, we will see you at church Sunday morning!
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My blessings and love to you,