Saturday, October 6, 2012
Quote of the Day: Eternal truth, eternal righteousness, eternal love; these only can triumph, for these only can endure. -- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
There are times here when nothing seems to go right--everything just seems to go wrong. Things break, government policies change, a motorbike is wrecked, solar batteries stop working, and so on. And if, just if, we start to blame Africa or our decision to come here as the culprit, we have to remember that this stuff happened in the U.S. as well. The things that go wrong may have different names, but nothing ever goes right for everyone all the time. That's what life is--getting across rivers with no bridges whatever the river happens to be. When you chose to follow Christ, you accepted that it wasn't all going to be sunshine and roses. I believe those will come, but not until we have proved that we are worthy to bear the name, Christian. We just try hard, keep our eyes up, and trust that God will not abandon us and that solutions will always appear. So far, that has always been true, and I cannot foresee a time when it wouldn't be true. Crossing a crocodile infested river isn't easy, but it can be done, and we have done it before. Life will not, cannot throw so much at you that you cannot triumph over it with Christ residing in your heart. That's the key, having Him in your heart. We do. I hope you do, too.