Luke 24:13-32
This is Jesus heartburn(I have to credit Dallas Willard for this term!)...31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32 They asked each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?"

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Still Waiting

We are still waiting! Each night we go to sleep with the hope that it is the last night we will have to wait and each day we work in hope until around 1pm when we hear...it will not be today. I cannot begin to express the frustration and opposition we are facing. It makes me wonder about so many things. But I know that these babies need to be rescued and there is still hope. I knew, the first day we were here, in my spirit, that I might go home without seeing the children in the center. That the timing on this would not be what I wanted or expected. I had forgotten that until this afternoon, when once again we were faced with the reality of our situation here and that we have no control.

I try to remain hopeful for our team. To think through the possibilities and share encouragement instead of despair, and I know in my heart that if I do not get to see my little friends again this week, there are others that i have hired and trained that will. And I am praying that they will pass on to them how much they are loved, how much we have fought for them, and how much God cares.

Tomorrow is my last day at the center. Thursday morning I leave here for Bo, and I am excited to go there but also torn. I long to be there for the moment that these special ones realize that they are safe. I want to see Jusu, Sam, Melicent, Marie, and all the other in Bo.

This is not so upbeat today. Pray for our spirits. Pray for me to remember that it is not about me and what I want, but ultimately it is about God, and what He is doing.

I am going to bed early tonight as there is nothing more to do except wait.

I hope that there will be good news tomorrow.