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?"

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Tell Pappa God Tanki

Last year when I was here I helped to hire a beautiful, very qualified woman to care for the kids. She came to us highly recommended—a nurse and rehabilitation therapist—I was so excited to have her as part of the team at The Covering. It was apparent that she loved the Lord and she loved children and that she had a heart to serve. She took one of the older boys to the hospital and the nurses their thought he was her son because of the enormous amount of love she showed for him and the care that she gave him. In January she was in a terrible accident and was hospitalized for many months.

This morning she was at church for the first time in 5 months. She walked in with the help of crutches; there were so many people excited to see her. She stood and gave her testimony and I saw on her face and heard through ½ of her words (she spoke KrioJ) the glory of God in her life. She shared how her church and her friends had come around her and prayed. They visited, called, and gave to see that she got the care that she needed. Others sought donations on her behalf so that she could have the surgeries that she needed. She gave the credit to the Lord and declared that He had saved her from the clutches of death. She lead, tearfully, through 2 beautiful songs of thanksgiving to Pappa God.

I spoke with her after service and was overcome again by the joy on her face. It was as if the contentment, peace, and hope oozed out of every pour. I am praying for her continued recovery, I am longing for her to return as a caregiver for our children. What an example of grace and love she will be for them. She told me that she is going to try to visit the children soon and the 30+ that were there before her accident will be so excited to see her! As you think of her, please pray for her continued healing.

Several others shared their testimonies and I was overwhelmed with the goodness of God. We all, no matter where we live or what we do or what we have, are treasured by our Pappa God. He works in our lives in incredible ways…tell Pappa God tanki!