One week ago today we arrived home. Hearts and suitcases overflowing, we pulled into the parking lot of Warren Baptist Church tired but full of glory stories! We greeted our loved ones with dirty hugs and kisses (We had, after all, been traveling for nearly two days so we were all desperately in need of a hot shower!) Exhausted physically, mentally, and emotionally, we rattled on and on about our life-changing time in Swaziland.
Then, we all climbed into our cars, said our goodbyes, and headed home. Now for some of us that meant going home to a quite place. For others, little people anxiously awaited the arrival of dear ole’ mom and dad! Either way, the words from this 1980’s R & B came to my mind …
“Back to life. Back to reality!”
I wondered to myself as we pulled into our familiar driveway …
When the dust begins to settle, what will my reality be like now that I’ve seen and smelled and touched and loved the people of Swazi? When the dust begins to settle, will my life resume “as usual” or will it always be different?
Well, I can tell you this … after a week post Swazi, a day hasn’t gone by that I haven’t talked about, thought about and prayed about those who touched my life so tenderly. Oh, those dusty faces … how very precious they are!
Below are a few pictures to remind you of our time in Africa. But I want to share with you a way you can get involved right where you are. Follow one of these links to Children’s Hope Chest (Timbutini Care Point or Ruby’s Care Point) and look at the children who still need to be sponsored. For $1 a day you can help feed and care for a child.
Think about it.
Pray about it.
Do something about it!
Remember the carpenter who walked the long dusty roads of Israel? He loved children. He died for children.
Listen to Jesus’ words and follow His example of love and kindness …
“Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 19:4
Before the dust settles, consider showing the loving-kindness of Jesus. Sponsor a child today!