"This life therefore, is not godliness but the process of becoming godly, not health but getting well, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not now what we shall be, but we are on the way. The process is not yet finished, but it is actively going on. This is not the goal, but it is the right road. At present, everything does not gleam and sparkle, but everything is being cleansed." --Martin Luther

Sunday, February 22, 2009

sunday the 22nd

Sunday morning, it is never dull. Mariah got a comb all twisted up in her hair. It took about 30min to cut the comb out without cutting her hair. But it was in vain; the hair was so knotted up that we had to cut it much to the displeasure of myself and Mariah. If it was up to mom she would have just cut the comb out right away, which would have been a lot quicker. But I had to try and save her hair. I told her she can have extensions put in, which eased the pain a little. Mariah is a 10 yr old girl that looks easily 16. It is rather easy to forget that she is only 10. She also has been clearly gifted by GOD. She has a very sensitive spirit. She has a gift with children like I have never seen. Kids are drawn to her; she can calm even the most upset child. Something that happened in the states about 6 months ago was confirmed just a week ago by 2 of the national pastors here at the school. 6 months ago I was sitting at my kitchen table doing some reading; the kids were just sitting on the floor in the living room reading and playing. I looked up and began watching them. That was when GOD began to show me a window into Mariah’s future. I could see her many years down the road taking care of many children. She was in some third world country. That was when I realized that she was not going to be living in the states for any extended time. It was honestly a bitter sweet moment; GOD has incredible plans for her and is going to work through her to touch many lives with HIS love and tenderness. But that I am not going to be there first hand to see it because GOD is going to have me someplace else. Last week on the way back from town the 2 pastors here out of the blue tell me that Mariah is going to be a missionary. “They could see it” is what they said. They told me about the gifts they have recognized in her and that they think she will never leave Africa. Last week in school they were discussing matrimony and Mariah said she didn’t think she’d get married and mom asked her what she would do. Didn’t she want to have some kids? Was she going to an orphanage and take care of a bunch of kids?” Yeah, maybe was the response. WOW, 10 yrs. Old and she senses something (a calling) in her heart. Well I better get to church, don’t really want to. I’m here alone and the house is quite. That just doesn’t happen. During the day there is almost always someone around needing something so finding that peace can be difficult. Better go-not like you can sneak in.

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