Thursday, May 6, 2010

i am

I mean, really hungry? With no idea where your next meal is coming from?

If so, then the statement that
Jesus is the Bread of Life might be of importance to you.
You might identify pretty well with sharing 5 rolls and 2 fish with a lot of other people.

(this helper is passing around the 2 fish for everyone to eat)

In the dark?
Living with daily 3 hour power outages? (Including one outage during VBS!)
If so, then the statement that Jesus is the Light of the World might have real significance. You might identify very well with seeing blind beggars on the street and with their attraction to a man who could bring light to their world.
(these young people are acting out the story of the blind beggar)

It struck me today how very applicable the teachings of Jesus still are to the world. I wish that you could have heard the cheers and clapping of those 200 kids when the girl acting the part of the blind beggar knelt and cried out, "Salamaat, Hesus!" ("Thank you, Jesus!)

And I wish you could have been there to experience the electric excitement when the children learned that they would be given their own flashlights today. Then, when the announcement was made that these were RECHARGEABLE flashlights, the cheer was enough to bless any heart. Who has money for batteries? But a RECHARGEABLE flashlight!!! Luxury and bliss!

John 8:12 - "Jesus said, I am the light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life."

Michael with two new friends

Elise practices her Bisaya with friendly Filipinas

We are so very blessed to be here!
Next time you turn on a light, or eat a snack, thank God for what you have,
and for the greater, deeper blessing you have in the Great I AM -
the Light of the World,
the Bread of Life!


Heritage Clan said...

Oh, wow...I am speechless.

Rosalie said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. Our awareness of our needs gets very dulled in this land of plenty. He has poured out His life, His light, His love and His goodness on us and all around us. Our hearts should be overflowing continually with gratefulness and praise! How it must bless your hearts to see this from your perspective.

Love to you all!