Monday, December 15, 2008

I need Africa

I need Africa more than Africa needs me. Do you?

I need Africa but not because Africa needs me. I need it because it puts so much of my life in perspective. It reminds me of what's important, the basic things in life. Here I am stressed over parsing verbs and declining nouns in ancient Greek. My African brothers and sisters are all to frequently struggling to get food and clean water. I need Africa because it is where I feel God calling me. Africa does not need me but it does need the message found in the Gospel.

Lord, please prepare me to be an effective witness, worthy of the calling you have given me. Sharpen me with your Word so that I may be adequate to share your message on a continent so desperate for good news.

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