I met a sweet young lady yesterday at the Guesthouse. Her story testifies to His faithfulness and how He is always working for our good, even when we are far from Him. She had a son named Moses at a very young age. She had nothing to sustain this baby moreless herself. She did not want to see her son die on her own hands and so she left the baby Moses in the Sugar Cane fields. God in His goodness allowed Moses to be found shortly after and they delivered Moses to the Babies home in Bukalaba. The mother went to Prison for leaving her child abandoned.
While she was in prison God was working together for the good of her and her child. Her baby was adopted by a wonderful family in the states and when she was released from prison she accepted the Lord as her Savior. Now the family that adopted her son now supports her to go to school. I met her yesterday and she is such a beautiful girl. What a testimony of the Lord’s grace even in the midst of our failure. It is in those moments of sin, the sin that haunts you and feel like you can never overcome the weight of what you did, it is in those moments and that sin that He went to the cross. It wasn’t for the moments when you had it together…when you are on the mountain top. It is for those moments where our hearts are so dark that He overcame and saw you in that moment and wanted to go to the cross for that sin.
Romans 3:21 But now God has shown us a different way of being right in his sight-not by obeying the law but by the way promised in the Scriptures long ago. We are made right in God’s sight when we trust in Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we ALL can be saved in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done.
I hear story after story of God’s faithfulness here. I often have wondered why do we in the States have such an abundance of everything? Food, comfort, homes, cars, good things…what have we done to deserve it? Why does Africa not have the same? The answer is so clear to me…It is his grace and faithfulness. I will never look at my meals the same. It truly is God’s faithfulness to you that you have options and abundance in food so when we are full and we still have much on our plates, it is His faithfulness to us. Here in Africa they are thankful for little and they never cease to amaze me with their thankfulness. They truly depend on Jesus for EVERY provision…they have nothing else to lean on. My heart struggles with how our blessings become our enemy in the States.
As you start your day I hope you remember as I am remembering for every single thing that is given to me today…food, protection, water, shelter it is only His faithfulness and mercy upon us.
“Great is Thy Faithfulness! Morning by Morning new Mercies I see! All I have needed Thy hand has provided…Great is Thy faithfulnes Lord unto me.”