I can’t believe this trip is already almost over. What experiences we have had and how our life has changed in this short week and a half. “What I have seen.”
As we leave in a few short hours, I wanted to share with you a sweet moment I had with my son yesterday. There is a Scripture I had read recently in Psalms that when I read it, I knew that I wanted to share it with Kieran.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast. (Ps 139:9-10)
I wrote it down on a piece of paper and then tried to explain it to him. He knows many English words but the poetic part of this is a little confusing. Basically this was my translation to him. I was “fortunate” to have a book in front of us with a picture of the world on it.
When you, Sintayehu, wake up on the other side of the world, when you begin to live across the sea (as I pointed to the globe), EVEN THERE GOD is holding your hand (as I looked straight into his eyes and held his hand). God is here and He is there, and his strong right hand will guide you and keep you safe.
I saw in his deep eyes that he understood and I held him close. We didn’t move for a long time. I could tell he knew that, in the midst of his worries, he is seeing how his heavenly Father is taking care of him. He is learning to trust us and to trust God more and more.
Please pray for his heart while we wait to be reunited again. Pray he gives his worries to the Almighty. Pray we all grow stronger every day in the knowledge and amazing love of our Father. Amen.