Sunday, February 5, 2012

GUATEMALA 2012: (2) And The Mountains Move

He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” 

Matthew 17:19-21

New International Version (NIV
God’s convergence continues to 
surprise and overwhelm my heart. I find myself today, again in tears of thankfulness. Our biggest mountain to climb in order to find ourselves in Guatemala…is by far our house.  Over the past couple of days Kellie and I realized that we simply had to walk by faith, continue moving forward, and ask God to find a way.

And last night we received contact via Facebook...a cousin of mine and her husband are being transferred to the Middletown area and would need a home to rent long-term. They happened to be in the area today and were able to visit. I stood in the kitchen as the whole lot of us nearly cried as we realized that our combined problems fit together perfectly in a way that we could have never foreseen. Kellie and I are still in shock… indeed, this mountain was moved!

Every time we believe that we are overwhelmed, we hear his quiet voice that simply asks us to trust Him. Every time, it is difficult. And every time, He astounds us. It is simply unbelievable. I have never cried so much in my life. These are powerful tears of belief and gratitude.

He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 32 Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”

Matthew 13:30-32

New International Version (NIV)

While taking down Christmas lights this past month, I stopped and took this picture from the top of our roof. I liked how the light seemed to be just on the other side of the thresh hold. Notice the gates were opened wide, and the distance between the cold darkness and the warm sunlight was only a single step. 

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