When I first came to India, I was full of ideas and dreams. These dreams included a lot of me, a tinge of adventure, visions of dozens being rescued and redeemed, and a good God writing a sweet story with many happy endings.
I knew I followed a God who redeems, I knew I had training in nursing and tropical medicine, and I was expectant of great things.
But God has rewritten those longings and taken me down a much different road. It has been a road that has seen much bitterness. It is a road that has emptied me of my futile dreams of me bringing redemption to any nation or any person.
It is a road that has brought me to the throne as the needy one, rather than to a nation, to save the needy.
This journey has left me broken and famished for something deeper. For you see, when mere man arrives with dreams that include much of himself, God must intervene.
* I shared earlier in the year about the book coming out this year called “Every Bitter Thing is Sweet”. This is the author’s blog and it is a blog space that is alive with Him. Truly. She weaves elaborate stories of redemption into poetic chronicles that speak of our Abba God and His deep love for His children