Saturday, September 20, 2008

Has Such A Great Thing Ever Happened?

The plane landed in Seoul 2:30 a.m. Saturday (or 1:30 p.m. Friday Cambridge time) and I was thankful to the Lord for a safe and relatively smooth flight. One of the highlights - or at least I thought it would be a highlight (and so would my children!!) was the showing of the movie Kungfu Panda. Sadly, I had not slept for a very long time and even a panda doing karate could not keep my determined eyelids from shutting.

Today I have been able to sleep, read, email my family and just wander - what else do you do until 7:30 in the evening? It has struck me once again in my wanderings the amount of people that fill this hallway and country.

As I wandered, I prayed that a great gospel presence may be found in Korea and Mongolia. As we have been looking at the book of Deuteronomy, my prayer for the people of Mongolia is Deuteronomy 4:32: For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and ask from one end of heaven to the other, whether such a great thing as this has ever happened or was ever heard of. While Moses would go on and talk about creation and the exodus, he would point to a greater message - Jesus and the good news. Has there ever been a greater thing to happen than the life, death, resurrection, ascension and promised second coming of Jesus? Please pray with me that this message of the great grace of the only God through Jesus may resound from one end of heaven to the other.

On a more personal note, I really do thank you for all your prayers. I will miss meeting with God's people at Grace Bible tomorrow and trust that God's presence will be felt and enjoyed for His glory. It is tremendously comforting to know that I have a church family who will pray and who will care because the gospel has so radically changed their lives.

... know therefore today, and lay it in your heart, that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other. Deuteronomy 4:39

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We thank the Lord for your safe arrival and pray now that as you proclaim the mysteries of our Lord and His truth unto eternal life, that he will grant clear interpretation of what you say, that it will fall upon unstopped ears, clear eyes and fertile hearts. May He grant you unbridled zeal, by the Spirit that will fan the embers of faith and may it become a raging fire of truth that will not only bring Glory to Him in Mongolia but far beyond their borders. Do we ask it because it sounds good, no we ask it in the name that is above every name knowing that He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the Power that works in us, Eph. 3:20
May the Lord bless and keep you and your family during this time of separation.
In the bonds of Christ,