Today, three other Rabbit Creek Church members and I will gather for lunch in order to – yes, eat – but, more importantly, continue planning our November mission trip to Kenya. We will work with Pastor Nash who leads Cornerstone Family Chapel (our Kenyan campus). He and his wife love the people of their congregation. The church body is reaching neighbors and celebrating the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
I look forward to seeing, spending time with, and working alongside my brothers and sisters in Christ there in Nairobi. Nash and I met eight years ago during my first trip to Kenya. He was a student in the university class I taught that summer. Little did we know then that instructor and student would be working together as two pastors within the Rabbit Creek Church family, but God did. I am thankful I serve a God who did (and does).
In 1950, songwriter Ira Stanphill penned words that I find assuring. The refrain to his song is …
Like Stanphill, I know who holds tomorrow and I know who holds my hand. That provides great comfort and a reason for confidence. My brain capacity, created by God, is capable of amazing things. (I’m not being boastful; yours is, too!) Yet, in comparison to the capabilities of God, it’s not even close – Not At All!
God lets us in on the details in His perfect timing – which is always the right time whether we agree or not.
I look back on eight years ago with gratitude that I had the opportunity to teach in Kenya and meet a very bright student named Nash.
I write today with gratitude for our teamwork in the gospel cause.
I look forward to November for our time serving on the same soil.
I trust that God has so much more for us. We just don’t know what it is yet. And that’s okay.
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