I realized, on a good day, I simply just don't get it. I seek comfort, convenience, safety. Which I suppose isn't necessarily a bad thing, until I desire it more than Him and His Word. HE IS my comforter and protector, not the things of this world that I buy and grip tightly in order to feel control and possession.
I was so convicted by the words in 1 John 3 "But if anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?" Recently I was cleaning out closets and packing up old toys and stuffed animals to give away, and I realized that these are things I don't use and won't miss, but ask me to give the clothes off my back or my favorite shoes...that looks more like sacrifice. Giving and sacrifice should interrupt our lifestyles.
I miss the people of El Rosario, the Montiel Family, los ninos, the twins!!! I pray for the opportunity to go back soon to serve, encourage, and grow with all the amazing individuals I met on my journey.
Here are just a few pictures from the trip...
The 3 Amigas
Jimmy...one of my favorites!!!
Juaquin and me