I’m sitting in my office for the first time since we’ve been here (because we just got power)- tears streaming down my cheeks. I have felt more than overwhelmed the last few days. I spent most of the weekend with major migraines. I’ve been talking to Heather via email and she suggested I just sit down and tell God all about how I’m feeling. So I did – so I am. I’ve sat here already for several hours – reading my Bible and listening to worship music.
My mind is focused a lot on this upcoming trip to Gonaives…….
My mind is focused on many family things………
My mind is focused on all the cities all over the far west – people left homeless and hopeless….
My mind is focused on those that come to me one after another asking for help…………
I was closing out this special time with God and the last song that just came on – moved me to tears. Now that’s not really hard to do these days – to be moved to tears. It’s probably harder NOT to cry during times like these…..
I hadn’t heard this song since I was on the church roof – telling the story of how we got that property and of course who sang this song on the church roof – CURT. Yep – you guessed it. And what do I associate Curt with……Matthew 11. So what have I been telling myself these last few minutes….just give it to God – His burden’s light and His yoke is easy.
Funny how one thing leads to another and yet all things seem to lead back to me giving God the burdens I carry. I know I choose to carry them – it feels too hard sometimes to let them go – I’ve grown so used to carrying them – I’m not used to a lighter load.
As I carry the burden for the people here………this song brought me hope….
As I travel out and all my senses are tested – I will remember this song……
GOD OF THIS CITY
You’re the God of this city
You’re the King of these people
You’re the Lord of this nation
For there is no one like our God
There is no one like our God
Greater things have yet to come
Great things are still to be done
In this city
Greater things are still to come
And greater things are still to be done here
You’re the Lord of Creation
The Creator of all things
You’re the King above all Kings
You’re the strength in our weakness
You’re the love to the broken
You’re the joy in the sadness
You’re the light in this darkness You’re the hope to the hopeless You’re the peace to the restless You Are