Our life (so far) seems to be
a series of ‘countdowns’.
We are always headinghere or there; to Cambo-dia, or Vietnam, or Las Ve-gas, or Virginia, or LakeLuzerne, NY, working withvarious people or minis-tries, trying to steward (as best aspossible) this unfathomable Gos-pel God has lavished upon us. The opportuni-ties are overwhelming, as is the grace to ac-complish them.We are counting down, once again;less than a week before we jump on a busdestined for Ottawa, Toronto, Windsor, StCatharines, and finally, Lake Luzerne for sum-mer employment at the Double H Ranch. It isa camp that has been providing free servicesto thousands & thousands of chronically &
terminally ill children since opening it’s gates
in 1993. For many of the children who areable to come to the Ranch, they state it asbeing the best week of their year. It is anhonor and a privilege to be able to share insuch a special experience with these kids,who have so much to teach us about thank-fulness, perseverance, and fun.In 2Corinthians 3 Paul talks about
being ‘a letter from Christ’(v3) ‘known andread by everyone’(v2). As Christians we have
this naïve assumption that most people in thisworld do not read the Bible.We overlook the fact that it iswe who are the Bible that theworld is reading. It is our livesthat should testify to the Gos-pel, and show the world thegreater purpose we oftenspeak of but seldom live. A couple of chapters later,
Paul talks about being an ‘ambassador forChrist’ (5:17
-21). As uncomfortable as thissounds for many of us, he actually meant it.We are Kingdom representatives, given astewardship of the Gospel to dispense to askeptical world. This is a Gospel not spread by coercion but by attraction. Our lives read like
a letter, written to those who don’t know
Christ, by Him Himself. What a testimony!Such is the Spirit-led life. It is a great responsi-bility, but it flows from joyful obedience, not asense of burden, as we serve the One who
wills to serve those who don’t know Him,
through us! The great mystery spoken of inthe Scriptures is that we, yes WE, can know Him. Jenny & I have great expectations
for Summer ‘11. Children, whom life has tried
to defeat, are already waiting for the funnestweek of their year.What letter will these kids read from our lives?