Want to know what makes me get all weak-kneed and teary-eyed?
I know each of these kids.
I’ve held them in my lap; I’ve prayed for and cried with their mothers about their mother’s fears for their futures; I’ve given bags of rice, beans, powdered milk and handme down clothes to them; I’ve nursed some of them back to health; I’ve received gobs of slobbery kisses and little arm hugs as I’ve watched the lice crawling in their hair and seen their stomachs moving with worms under the skin; I’ve spent more hours and nights than desired asking “why” and “how” and “when.
I’ve despaired, depressed and desired about them, and their brothers and sisters —126 of them— to the point of numbness and back to hope again.
Those smiles… they tell me that it was worth it! Shucks! I don’t think I’ve seen anything yet…
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Our Lifegroup (small group) Sunday was a perfect example of what happens when you decide to cross the line and open yourself up.
We’re ploughing through Ephesians. We finally managed to get out of the first chapter after three weeks — well, we finally managed to finish the first chaper; we still have to start the second.
Ask anyone in the group what’s happening. “Man! This is making my head hurt!” “I had no clue.” “My brain is stretching.” “When did someone put this in there?” “Does this mean that…” “Why hasn’t anyone ever told me?” “You’re kidding me…”
Ever seen someone “see the light” for the first time? I’ve gotten a sunburn from all the lightbulbs flashing off!
This is so cool!
—Vince Antonucci (you have to read it!)
Anyone know where these three Old Testament characters are mentioned together in the Bible? And not just once but four times!
Reading the Bible can be eye opening…