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Sunday, October 14, 2018

A Quarter-Century of Eyes Lifted

I will lift up my eyes unto the hills--
From whence comes my help?
My help comes from the LORD, 
Who made heaven and earth.


He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.


The LORD is your keeper;
The LORD is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.


The LORD shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth,
And even for evermore.


Psalm 121.
My dad's favorite, and the lectionary for yesterday, as we climbed Mt. Longonot.
A lovely confluence of poetry and life that reminded us of our God's attention to details.


Today we marked 25 years since landing in Uganda to begin our work with Serge.  A full post about that is coming.
But yesterday, we wanted to carve out a time to bear witness in our own hearts to God's faithfulness over that quarter century.  So we camped at the base of the dormant volcano nearby in the Rift Valley, started our ascent in the dark, and watched the sun rise from the rim.  We've done a lot of going out and coming in, seen a lot of smiting sunshine and shifting moons, felt a lot of near-stumbles and nearby evil, over these years. Yet here we are, climbing and praying and leaning into the God who preserves our souls.


Rejoice with us, enjoy Scott's photos, and stay tuned for some more nostalgia.

1 comment:

Natalee Whitesell said...

Wow. Amazing. Also today is the 2 year anniversary of being in our church building, which was provided miraculously. God is good.