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Monday, March 31, 2014

Do something new

Every night for the past year and a half,
Elizabeth whispered the same prayer to her God each night,
“Do something new in my life, O God,” she cried.
Shut in by herself in a little house by the hillside
Trying her best to reconcile herself to a world without John her beloved,
Who died two years ago after being terminally sick for over a decade.
Their house was so empty, her life felt so dead.
“O God she often thought, how am I going to live through each day,in the years ahead?
Her work kept her busy O but her heart was so empty,
Memories hurt, loneliness killed,
But she had to pull on there was no other way.
“Elizabeth,” pastor said, when her met her in church that day.
“We have all been praying for you,
And we believe this is what Adonai wants you to do.
There is an assignment for a missionary school in West Africa
If you say yes, everything will be arranged for you,
But you will have to leave early tomorrow.” he said.
Elizabeth nodded a yes, with tears flowing down her face.
Whatever said and done it was hard to leave the only life she knew.
She then recollected those words from her morning prayer which seemed like a confirmation.
“Stop dwelling on past events
and brooding over times gone by; 
 I am doing something new; 
it’s springing up — can’t you see it?
I am making a road in the desert, 
rivers in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:18-19 CJB
 “I trust you God”, she whispered over and over again,
As her journey began and she reached her destination.
Knees knocking, heart pounding she made her way.
Towards the large burly dark man who met her at the airport that day.
And they drove miles and miles in the hot desert land,
They reached an old dilapidated school by the river bank.
A sea of little orphans burst through the door
And threw themselves at her in ones, two and fours,
“Our mother has come they yelled in joy!”
To be called a mother a word which sounded so strange to her
But oh it sounded so sweet to her tired ears.
“Thank you Adonai, she whispered to her God.
As she hugged the little ones back,
For doing something new and giving me new lease of life!



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