Positioned to Strike
to make Him known in the nations
Highlights of the week: Friday evening prayer meeting with the students, they pray so fervently. Sunday morning chapel, the students worship so exuberantly, then one, to one and a half hours of preaching and teaching from the scriptures, encouragement, correction, training… Their hearts are full of life.
Peace and Truth: two pillars that must be in place in our hearts.
This is part of the balcony in the chapel. Thinking about all God gives us to train thousands of his people: leaders, land, drainage, roads, power, water, sewerage, buildings, beds, desks, 3,000 chairs, library, vehicles, staff, medical & vocational facilities, 35,700 meals per week, practical training in our mission stations, schools and crisis care homes for the children, wages. He provides all. Thank you all who support, pray, encourage.
The cross - the true glory of God and foundation of life. When God is pictured in glory, it is a metaphor for his true glory as revealed in his cross.
Making Him Known
“Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.” (John 17:1-5)
Is this prayer referring to the cross, the place where Jesus would make the true God known: the one who loves, condescends, forgives and calls the lost? Jesus would reflect the image of God (fulfilling Adam’s role as God’s image bearer), freely receiving all who join him as image bearers, reflecting him into the world.
Is this cross the glory that was planned for Christ before the world began? At the cross, Christ’s mission to reveal God was fulfilled… Jesus prayed for strength, so God may be revealed in him through his Passion. “Glory” means to make plain, to make God’s person/ nature clearly visible. Without Christ’s Passion, no one would know him. Unless we take up our cross, others will not know him, and we won’t know him.
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Love in Christ, Kent, Ruth and the team
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