I spent my retreat- week in one of the hottest places on earth. Well, I haven’t actually been to all places on earth…but the coast of Kenya just before the rains is HOT.
I grew up in West Texas, so I’m not unaccustomed to the heat. But this was beyond anything I had ever experienced before.
Everyday, when we sat outside for meals, walked to and from the meetings, sat in the shade to visit or study…we were suffocated by the heat.
I longed for, in those warm moments….
Just, ONE COOL BREEZE...
There were a few airconditioned rooms around...the rooms we met in for our sessions and the rooms we slept in. I LOVED walking into the air conditioned rooms.
The cool air…revived, refreshed….made me able to press on.
Much like my time with my sisters…
The pictures you see testify to God’s provision in my life. His “cool breeze” in the midst of the suffocating heat of battle.
Sweet, sweet, sisters…whose stories of dedication, perseverance, surrender, faith…and miracles…
Inspire me, revitalize me and remind me…
God never calls us down a road and then abandons. He enables us to walk the journey.
He, in His extravagant love, even makes it enjoyable some of the time!
I am so thankful for the many wonderful women of God who’ve led me, walked with me and prompted me to enjoy the trip…through the years.
Some of these sisters have just entered my life and already are soul friends in the most precious way.
Thank you Lord for these. My life, my faith, my Journey is much sweeter for sharing it with your daughters.
And to my heroes in the West (Africa that is)…you ROCK! You heat-bearing, child-raising God-honoring girls! I am amazed that you survive this continent with sweat pouring off your heads. I pray daily for His cool breezes to revive your spirits. I love you!