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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Good Bye to Greece

Our time in Greece is drawing to a close. On Thursday morning we’ll fly out for a two week vacation. We’re continuing to see the Lord work and it’s been both marvelous and humbling. To see how God uses you, especially as a broken vessel, brings great gratitude.

I think of the Apostle Paul who wrote in Acts 20:18-20, “And when they had come to him, he said to them, ‘You yourselves know, from the first day that I set foot in Asia, how I was with you the whole time, serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials which came upon me through the plots of the Jews;’”

I like how Paul speaks of his own humility. I think we often believe we shouldn’t speak of our own humility. How humble can we be if we speak of our own humility? Isn’t that pride? Aren’t we being proud about our humility?

But if Paul refers to it maybe there’s room for us speaking of it too. And that’s how I feel right now. Looking back at the six weeks here in Greece is truly humbling. To see God’s work and know that He used us is humbling because we don’t deserve to be used. We are inadequate yet God uses our imperfect efforts. We believe that lives were truly changed because we were here. And we’re hoping it’s the Lord’s will for us to return next Fall.

Thank you for praying for us. I won’t be able to write on my blog until after November 12th. See you then!

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