Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2012
in Ministry Updates, Prayer Letters
He is risen. He is risen indeed!
I trust that you all enjoyed celebrating this past Sunday. I love Easter! If you are a Christian you probably can’t help but love what this day means.
Ever since my freshman year in college I have loved Matthew 28:6
“He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.”
Though I am sure that I had read that verse before, I very vividly remember it sitting on the windowsill in the dining hall in a picture frame. And it reminded me not only did Christ die for me, but He also rose again…for me. “For he is risen, as he said.” Do you know what that is? It is a promise. And like every other promise that God has made He keeps.
That is one thing that the Lord has reminded me of over and over again. Not only did He conquer death and hell, but every other thing that He said He will do, He WILL do!
That’s a pretty amazing thought…and an encouraging one. He promises that he will provide for our needs, and provide He has over the last month. He provided more support. He provided more meetings. He provided safety on the road. He provided for car repairs that I didn’t even know I needed, nor was I able to afford.
I know that every Christian ought to live a life of faith, trusting God for everything. But I am thankful deputation has been a time for me to learn to trust Him even more. I am pretty sure that when I get to Spain I’ll still need to trust Him, and I am thankful for the practice!
To them which are in Christ Jesus…
This morning I was reading through Romans 8. It’s a chapter that I am quite familiar with, but I was thankful that I read it on Easter morning. It pretty much sums up what Christ did, and why.
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
It’s okay, you can read it again…I did. Wow! Christ did that for me. He knew I couldn’t do it on my own. And I certainly am not deserving of what He did for me.
But there are so many people in this world who don’t know, who don’t understand what God has done for them. Right now, on the campus in Salamanca, there are more than 30,000 students who think that they must work their way to God’s grace. Or they are rejecting religion for it’s rigid rules or “law” that has for so long been thrust upon them.
I can’t wait to share what Christ has done for them. I am so excited to be in Spain and see God work in hearts and lives, to see Him transform them and burden them to take His Gospel to their friends and families.
Pray that the Lord would quickly provide the rest of the support that I need to be in Spain. I would leave right now if I could, but am dependent on God and the churches and people that He will use to get me there.
Thank you again for the faithful support that so many give, both prayer and financial. Both are so very important to accomplish what the Lord has called me to Spain to do!
Prayer and Praises
- Quick raising of support so that I can be in Spain
- For the hearts of the students at the University
- That I would continue to grow in my relationship with Christ and that He would use the lessons I am learning on deputation to serve Him better in Spain
- That I would be a blessing to the churches and people I visit while traveling
- New financial supporters
- A wonderful month of meetings
- Car repairs paid for
- Safety while traveling
- Good visits with friends