This sunset took my breath away. I called Kathi outside and together we marveled how the power of the sun effortlessly painted a vision of beauty and peace on ephemeral wisps of cloud. Power and peace. I began musing.
If you follow our Twitter or Live Dead posts, you know that one of our Live Dead Africa teams requested prayer for protection and wisdom over the last two weekends. They were in mandatory lock-down while rioters made their city streets unsafe. People were violently protesting oppression by those who hold the reins of power.
That seems to be happening all over, doesn’t it? From villages in China to the neighborhoods of US cities—everywhere that people believe they are ruled unjustly. Violence separates those who want stability from those who call for change.
But we have hope the riots will end. Cries will stop mid-throat. Some day, maybe soon, a hush will fall as the Lord strides across the world stage with great power to bring peace with perfect justice.
When we are guests in other countries, we missionaries are apolitical, unaligned with one group or another. But we do 1) proclaim the coming rule of a King who will bring justice to the entire world, and we are 2) witnesses of His present rule of peace in the hearts of those who already serve Him. In a messed up world, it’s a beautiful message.
We send our love and His peace to all our friends and family,