Saturday, April 28, 2007

Come to Me, all you who labor

Photo from Afghanistan by Joseph Marion
"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."
Matthew 11:28-30

It is not that we cease from labor but that we are occupied in a new kind of labor and we find rest for our souls in Jesus. Come unto the savior. He calls us to learn of him. And yes to do so means to cease from labor, from laboring for self interest. We begin to be followers, surrending our own pursuits to the pursuer of our heart. Like David we say "His gentleness has made me great" for His yoke is easy and His burden is light!


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Departure July 07

"It is of faith that it may be according to grace..." Rom 4:16

We cannot deny that God has been tugging on our hearts for some time now to move by faith to Istanbul, mostly for the sake of learning and serving under P. Matti, but more completely because we sense a deep call of God moving us onward in this specific place. We have a story to tell, it will have to wait for now, but please keep in touch. We are planning and praying, working and resting with our eyes on the wonderful goal of moving to Istanbul in July 07. It is all a wonderful experience of Grace!