I am living and working in Uganda with Amazima Ministries, but my eyes are set on eternity.
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. (Colossians 3:1-4)
Saturday, December 11, 2010
See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost.
We proclaim Christ, admonishing and teaching these children with all wisdom, so that we may present all of these children perfect in Christ. To this end we labor, struggling with all His energy, which so powerfully works in us.
-Adaption of Colossians 1:28-29
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer.
He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea.
All of the Amazima children have survived difficulty that I can't even imagine. They have witnessed their parents death, felt the pains of hunger, and often had no human comfort when they were scared and alone. Thankfully now they are learning to follow faithfully, pray earnestly, and seek the Lord in all they do. The truth that the Lord is teaching them will not only change their life here on earth, but more importantly guarantee them an eternity with our Father in heaven. I know the Lord is looking down on them guiding their steps, listening to their prayers, and rejoicing in their praise.
Posted by Bradley Raymond at 8:43 AM