Monday, November 1, 2010
This is the earliest I have been to Detroit with a team. The luggage is stored behind the front desk, most are bedded down, and it's time for lights out. A new record! These trips always come with hindrances, aggravations, frustrations, and your above average challenges. They are not for the feeble, they are tests of raw courage, of faith, and of love. I am always grateful to be in such company. While we are tested often, and sometimes without reprieve, there is much good accomplished even in the midst of our struggle. Pray we are successful to the point we get done what we are meant to, not necessarily our expectations, Haiti as a country is quite humiliating when it comes to expectations. Especially American expectations! Tonight we are settled in comfortable beds, temperature controlled rooms, warm food in our bellies, we have had our temperature controlled showers, slipped into our machine washed bed clothes, and fluffed our pillows to suit our bodies demands. That will change drastically tomorrow! We will be reminded in a moment that all we think of as necessary, even deserved, are actually luxuries. We are still a very blessed nation, with enormous responsibility to do our best to aid the defenseless, impoverished peoples of the world, to think a little less of ourselves and a little more of others. Sleep well tonight, enjoy that bed, fancy that pillow, for thousands of Haitian's will sleep on the dirt or the concrete, with no sheets or blankets to fend off the cold nor the hardness of the surface they will try to rest on tonight. Be glad again for the little things, take nothing for granted. Give thanks in all things, for you are blessed! Blessings!
Posted by Pastor at 10:13 PM