Just a couple of “loose ends” that I’ve found hanging around…
First, I was going through some notes that I’d intended to share with you “sometime”, and came across something that references the exact memory verses I was talking about two days ago! Can’t even remember where it’s from. Here are the verses again: “From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.” Acts 17:26-27
In His love, He often shifts peoples around the globe to locations where they are primed to meet Him. He moves thousands of Kurds to Berlin to form the first Kurdish churches. He moves Bawean Island workers from Indonesia to Singapore to meet Christians for the first time. He allows the government of the People’s Republic of China to forcibly relocate Tibetan Buddhists to cities where Han Chinese Christians introduce them to Jesus Christ. He moves Mongolian students to Moscow to meet Tanzanian believers who welcome them into the Kingdom. (Acts 17:26-27)
…Unfortunately, much of the Church hasn’t learned that lesson. Around 80% of all international students who study in North America never make it into a North American home.
The second thing is more “material” for my One Word (which in fact the above is as well), which I came across while we were away last week:
(the cartoon shows how the straight road that you plan on turns out to be full of pits, bumps, bad weather, etc.)