Sunday, April 27, 2008

Trinidad Again: July 25-August 6, 2008

Sara, praising God in Trinidad - July 2006
For there is no difference
between the Jew and the Greek:
for the same Lord over all is rich
unto all that call upon him.For whosoever shall call
upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
How then shall they call on him
in whom they have not believed?
and how shall they believe in him
of whom they have not heard?
and how shall they hear
without a preacher?
And how shall they preach,
except they be sent?
as it is written,
How beautiful are the feet of them
that preach the gospel of peace,
and bring glad tidings of good things!

Eyes wide,

Ears open,


As never before

To gripping tales

One person sharing hope

With the lost,

The broken,

The captive,

Downtrodden soul

This child wonders

Can I make a difference?

Could God use me?

The prospect,

The offer,

Faraway in India



An opportunity lost

A marriage,

Three children,

A mission of its own




And more Praying

Lost ties




Opportunity found

The prospect,

The offer,

Faraway in Trinidad

A husband,

Three children

On a mission together

Eyes wide,

Ears open,


As never before

To His voice

Here I am. Send me Lord.


From Isaiah chapter forty-nine,
"Listen to me, you islands; hear this you distant nations" (vs. 1).
The servant declared that even before he was born the Lord knew him and called him (vs. 1).
The Lord formed and shaped the servant's mouth to accomplish the divine purposes (vs. 2).
The servant owes his very existence to the Lord (vs. 5).
The Lord proclaimed: "I will make you a light for the Gentiles" (vs. 6)
and then performed the deed.
The Lord is the faithful one who chooses His servants and sends them forth to do His bidding (vs. 7).

As I prepare my heart for another trip to Trinidad, realizing God's hand orchestrated this long before I gave it a thought, I consider the word, missions. One dictionary defines missions as "a sending or being sent for some duty or purpose."

If we are true believers then each of us is on a mission. We are to go forth with a purpose of telling the Good News...everywhere. Whether we minister in our home, out in the community, or abroad we must allow our hearts to be broken with the things that break God's heart.

Some thought-provoking quotes...

"If the Great Commission is true, our plans are not too big; they are too small." -- Pat Morley

"To stay here and disobey God -- I can't afford to take the consequence. I would rather go and obey God than to stay here and know that I disobeyed." -- Amanda Berry Smith

"To know the will of God, we need an open Bible and an open map." -- William Carey, pioneer missionary to India

"What's your dream and to what corner of the missions world will it take you?"
-- Eleanor Roat, missions mobilizer

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