As John paved the way as the prophet Isaiah had predicted he probably was not asking for possible release or affecting his own personal situation. It could have been to understand the answer of the final hope "are YOU the one to change the world?"
Today as we drove to the compound Sabina was telling how she has been here in Mwanza "like John". I asked if she has taken up eating locust - she smiled and replied "no, I have prepared the way for your coming."
I immediately thought of the answer Jesus gave in Luke 7:22 and wondered at the wonderment of God bringing four women half way around the world - are WE the one's to change this "world"?
After a wonderful afternoon jet lag nap we were joined at dinner by a group from Iowa here doing work at the compound hospital. There are two eye doctors and a medical doctor to care for the village people who can come for treatment. We told them what brought us here and they shared their mission. They told of their trials (ALL their medical equipment is in a container in the port of Mombasa because of a strike) and their sucesses in spite of the limits.
The surgeon related of a man who came in with cataracts covering both eyes completely blinding him. "He arrived with a cane and left dancing with his new found sight". I said "the blind see - prophecies are been answered." As a physician he didn't exhibit quite the enthusiasm, but smiled and said "yeah, I guess you're right."
The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light". Isaiah 9:2
Are we the one's?
You can bet on it. The Lord is revealing His glory, His power, His presence and we are rejoicing!
The Light has come and we are walking in it - we are going with His authority - keep up the prayer cranked power supply - this is Son Energy indeed.
Tomorrow we will have a day of preparation as our schedule has been modified for the conference days and the days in the village. I will update the schedule tomorrow to enable you to walk with us, pray with us, praise with us as His Truth goes marching on!
Please feel free to send notes and prayers of encouragement to all the team members. We are sharing your love and greetings with our brothers and sisters here in Mwanza and they are being strengthened by you care for them. (See Colossians 1:9-14)
Soon snoozing but still smiling in His service