Friday, November 23, 2012

Quote of the Day:   “It's our faith that activates the power of God.”  ― Joel Osteen

We lost power for about ten hours last Friday.  We lose power every day two or three times--just for a few seconds, a few minutes, or at worst, two or three hours.  A ten-hour outage is unusual these days, but usually happens because they are working on the lines somewhere.  We found out later that a truck had knocked down two power poles between Bunda and Musoma and that that was the problem.  We used to laugh when we would hear that Americans were without power for a while, since it happens all the time here.  We never laugh anymore because we had forgotten something.  You see, here, if the power goes out, most of the time we never even notice it right away.  We are not dependent on power.  In most of the U.S., if the power goes out--people die.  If Houston or Chicago loses power during a heat wave, hundreds or maybe even thousands will die.  If the power goes out in the winter, hundreds or even thousands will freeze to death.  It is no laughing matter.  We are very blessed to live where the temperature never gets below 65 degrees or never gets above 85 degrees because that fact makes us independent of power.  It's a nice thing to be sure.  It runs our refrigerator and our television and our lights, but the huge majority of people here have none of those things--we just forget that.  And we are even doubly blessed because we have a generator that can run all of those things for days on end if need be.  Here, we pray for you--that your power never fails, that your electricity can be like God's power--always constant, always available, and never failing.

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