Wow, it’s thanksgiving; we have so much to thank Him for. My heart is filled with thanksgiving for all He has done and will continue to do in my life, but I am running out of words to express His blessing in my life. Sometimes we just feel that words cannot express our emotions for our heavenly Father. As you celebrate your Thanksgiving this week, remind yourselves that it has to do more with an attitude of heart than being just a routine of eating turkey and potatoes. As I was thinking of going to Nebraska for Thanksgiving this week, I thought to myself, this is one thing I can thank God for right now—the ability to travel by myself in spite of my disability. You can see how much we have to be thankful for. We should be thankful to God for every little breath we take including those during the tough times in our lives. I am thankful right now to see what God will do with the new generation of Haiti. As I prayed two year ago after the Earthquake on January 12, 2010, I wrote a poem that says.
HAITI IS FOR GOD
Peacefully I close my eyes to pray.
I heard Haiti said pray.
In a sweet voice I ask what to pray for?
A voice answered ‘’the foe, the foe is here.’’
Then a voice like the lion of Judah said, ‘’pray.’’
I boast in tears and pray.
I heard the sweet voice said, ‘’shed no tears.’’
I said, “how could I shed no tears.”
Haiti had enough, the earthquake, poverty.
Then I heard the voice of Jesus said, ‘’this is a moment of joy.’’
And he said, ‘’Haiti’s eyes are open now.’’
‘’They see their foe now.’’
‘’They are mine and I’m theirs.’’
All of the sudden I feel a sweet relief in my heart.
The only think I can imagine is that Haiti is in good hands.
In unshakable hands.
I can believe the end of the semester is near us. Wow, I need to get my papers done. These two weeks are the beginning of the busiest weeks of the semester, but we thank God we are able to make it through. I had an amazing time singing messiah last week on the 13th of November. We had open house with ours bro/sis on 20th and the choirs began preparing for candle light carols for December 1-3; it will be fun and glorifying to God. I have quite a few projects and exams to take before the semester is finally over, so please pray for me. I have to write a Philosophy of Pastoral Ministry paper, an exegesis paper, a religious paper, and a interpersonal communication paper besides other minor papers. So my weeks over all have been really busy and will continue to be for the rest of the semester, but I love and enjoy the privilege the Lord has given me.
Now, I am on my way to Nebraska to see my distinguish friends and supporter. It is going to be a fun trip–eleven hours train ride. I love this couple, and they are tremendously a blessing in my life. They have really inspired me to see what it means to love as Christ love not just because of what they invest in my life, but more to see how they love, care, and invest in others like me. Pray for my trip and my time with the Pierries. I am so excited to be able to see their family again.
A psalm. For giving grateful praise.
1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11).