21 days left in Africa, people. Twenty. One.
I can’t even figure out what that means for me.
Questions swarm my mind as I wonder what comes next and I remember the pillar of cloud and the pillar of fire.
“The Lord went ahead of them. He guided them during the day with a pillar of cloud, and he provided light at night with a pillar of fire. This allowed them to travel by day or by night. And the Lord did not remove the pillar of cloud or pillar of fire from its place in front of the people.” Exodus 13:21-22
The Lord was IN that pillar, leading the Israelites every step of the way. But they were not shown any more than their next step.
“Now whenever the cloud lifted from the Tabernacle, the people of Israel would set out on their journey, following it. But if the cloud did not rise, they remained where they were until it lifted. The cloud of the Lord hovered over the Tabernacle during the day, and at night fire glowed inside the cloud so the whole family of Israel could see it. This continued throughout all their journeys.” Exodus 40:36-38
This continued throughout all their journeys. I guess I should get used to this life of walking by faith. It is more exciting than knowing it all, anyway.
2013 in South Africa has been a year filled with Jesus, learning, serving, pouring out, filling up, hugs, smiles, frustrations, trusting, prayer and lots and lots of love. I wouldn’t trade my time here for the world. The thought of saying goodbye to the kids at Ratang in a few weeks hurts, but knowing that the Lord of the Universe is holding them brings peace.
Please pray for them, and for me, as we live this faith in the midst of transition.
And watch this video I made, The Cost, to get a better glimpse into my life in Africa.