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?"

Friday, April 8, 2011

What a difference...

I was reading about the disaster in Japan today..."In the end, this reality about the aftermath of natural disasters should remind us of the limitations of GDP as a measure: it tells us what happens to output, to economic activity, but tells us NOTHING about welfare and happiness." At first glance that's a DUH! but we all spend a lot of time equating money with happiness and welfare with material things. I am sure that our children have been transformed because they have found themselves in a place where there is enough money to ensure that their bellies are full and they are healthy...that there is material things to enjoy BUT the real transformation comes not from that but from being surrounded by aunties and uncles and pastors and leaders who love them and show them who Jesus is!

I have been working on organizing and tagging all the pictures of the children I've taken since June! It is taking forever! One thing I have been struck by is how much they have changed...and I'm not just talking the growing up and getting bigger part...it's the fullness of once hollow cheeks...the glow in healthy skin and hair...and the joy! I want to share with you some of the pictures of this transformation...including some pictures of the baptisms that took place last month. Last Sunday, those who were baptized celebrated communion together for the first time...what a joy to be a part of these special moments in their lives!

This precious 9 year old has only been with us for a month!