Sunday, February 05, 2012

bondye ki tout fos nou

Se Bondye ki tout pwoteksyon nou, se li menm ki tout fòs nou. 
Li toujou pare pou ban nou sekou lè nou anba tray. 
Som 46:1  
Psalm 46:1 

Troy recently asked why I chose this photo for my current facebook profile. 

I said, "You know why. That photo is a metaphor for life here."  

Troy replied, "I knew it."

Most of the time the work and day to day life feels a lot like a boat that is taking on water. As it floats along some distance is covered, but just as you start to feel good about the distance covered  ...  you look down to see that you're taking on water.  

Life and work and relationship building feels like a constant battle ... But only because IT IS a constant battle. 

There comes a point where it is important to recognize that our focus can either be on the constant water leak and the ongoing struggle and the recurring hardships or the troubles faced 
- OR  
the focus can be on the fact that we have a boat, we have a bucket to bail it out with, we have friends and co-laborers rowing with us and for us when we get sick or tired. Even more mind-blowing is to soak ourselves in the reality that while we were not promised an easy journey, we serve a good God that promises not to leave us to face the storms alone

"Se Li menm ki tout fos nou" (it is Him that gives us strength).