After a coffee energized, heart-racing start to our day - and I should mention that our day started bright and early (2:30 am) - we are in flight. It is my first experience on a mission trip. Where? Haiti. Hot, humid Haiti. I can't wait!! I am excited to serve others in the name of Jesus. I am excited to be a part of the global church as we attend a local Haitian church. I am excited to love on local children and brothers and sisters in Christ. I am excited for opportunities to share the good news of the gospel. I am excited to see how myself and others in our group grow in our walk with Christ and glorify God.
I am full of anticipation! My heart swells with love for my Lord!
Now I have a question for you...
Do you know Him? Do you love Jesus? Not that easy believing, loving everyone despite their commitment to Him, phony Jesus you hear from most TV preachers. I mean the Jesus of the Bible. He is a LOT different. Still loving, but also serious (especially about sin).
If you do not know him, start here. Start with John 1.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:1-5, 9-14 ESV)