Sunday, September 11, 2011


"Seldom do the average buyers of religious literature venture into a soup kitchen, let alone suffer true poverty and uncertainty about whether there will be food today." —Dan Allender,
Sabbath: The Ancient Practices

He goes on to describe middle class destitution as "the emptiness of an uncertain future and ... an unrealized present."

I am not missing meals, yet my emptiness is palpable. I am like a teenager opening the refrigerator door and gazing upon $200 worth of groceries, while muttering there is nothing to eat.
I overlook God's provision in each day, each meal, each breath.

This morning, as I emptied the water from our dehumidifier into the functioning and abandoned toilet in the corner of our basement, I came face to face with abundance. I was reminded of Pastor Peter's teaching on his first Sunday in the States, the disease spread by going into the jungle "to attend nature" when rain will wash the feces down into the pond, the source of drinking water for the village. Mothers sick with cholera. Children dieing.

The blessing clean drinking water is today in Kpeletayama.

We do not go into the jungle to attend nature. There are 3 working toilets within our home, each flushed with drinking water.

We are blessed with abundance.


"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38

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