Sunday, February 17

love is love & joy is joy

Wow, what a day!
Hi Gina, here

Our day started at a local church for Sunday worship, and what a worship service it was.  It was one of the most joyful worships I've had in a long time. 
despite the language barrier, Christ's love was being celebrated.  I can't find the words to describe the feeling.
For me every worship service, comes with it's own amusing distractions.  Today, it was the 2 little boys sitting in front of me, One was poking the other one and playing with his ears.  Me being me, I poked the first boy back.  He definitely was not accepting it. So when he turned in surprise and I gave him a big smile.  That started it all, we began smiling and winking at each other.  After the service, each of the boys, shook my hand and gave me a kiss.  It was a moment for me when love was being shared, but not only with boys, but with their parents, and almost everyone in church.  Everyone made a point of shaking our hands, giving us a hug or a kiss.  I felt so loved and connected to this community.

So, when God fills your day with joy and tops it off with a extra helping of love, you know you are exactly where you are suppose to be.  This really confirms for me that our God is the God of all, not just at Joyful Spirit or at any American church on any given Sunday, but here in Haiti and among all Christians sharing God's joy and love.

Tonight, our devotional was the passage in John, he said, "I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."  I can say today, I have truly seen the light of the world, here in Haiti.  Now it is up to me to take on the awesome responsibility of sharing this great light.  I hope that hearing from me or maybe someone on our team, you will take on this responsibility with me.

Thanks for listening and God bless you.
PS: To our families, we are all safe and enjoying our time here with one another.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the cute story about the kids in church. My little raging river (aka Hudson) loves to hear stories like that.