One More Thing from a Traveling Clown

This morning my Scipture reading was 2 Thessalonians 3. It is the final chapter of Paul's last recorded message to his friends and "co-laborers" in Thessolanica. The first verse hit a homerun to my heart, this final day in the United States and my comforts and sanctuary of home.

" One more thing, friends: Pray for us. Pray that the Master's Word will simply take off and race through the country to a groundswell of response, just as it did amoung you. And pray that we'll be rescued from these scoundrels who are trying to do us in..."

You can imagine how the last part resonated, caused me to take in a deep breath and realize our protection relies on YOUR participation through prayer! If the apostle Paul felt it necessary send a reminder for intercession - how could I not?

On Friday, the Director of Orphan Ministry at East West " " heard from our contacts in India we did not have the necessary documents completed for travel into Manipur (the cities of Ukhurl and Imphal). The decision was made to go to "Plan B" and travel from Machilipatnam to Nellore and spend three days with Pastor BB and the widows and orphans of his area. We will be conducting similar programs with the children and rural villagers. Still... we cannot question the battlefields we are commanded to go - it is after all a war.

Know this, we are fully committed, "all in", for whatever the days ahead may bring. There is nothing noble being about the business of the Kingdom, there is only obedience. A soldier does not question the battle tactics of his commanding officer. More simply put, the reality of a "servant'" is they cannot choose " where to serve". As slaves, our only response is "yes Lord."

I thought about the time change, and when I return there will be not one clock in my home with the "correct" time. I had to laugh. I am always on "His" time awaiting His orders. Here "WE" go again. It's exciting...

"... one more thing, friends: Pray for us."

Smiling, watching, waiting for the High Commanders orders!

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