Kara looked at me yesterday and said “I can’t believe we’re in Egypt!”
All those stories and flannel graphs in Sunday School that told us about the Israelites
being freed from slavery and crossing the Red Sea on dry ground…
those “stories” have become quite real to us.
We took a boat across that same sea.
We’ve touched the sand where a million people
walked out of bondage and into freedom.
We stood on top of Mt. Nebo where Moses was shown the Promised Land.
We looked from the plains of Moab and saw what the spies saw
as they were sent to scout out the land God was giving them.
We bent down and scooped up water from the Jordan River…
at the alleged site where Jesus was baptized.
We put our hands in the Dead Sea.
Imagine reading Deuteronomy 34 out loud and as you read the names of places,
you look up and actually see these places in front of you.
The Bible has come to life.
We made it to Amman safely.
Almost didn’t find one of our suitcases until I saw it in a pile of luggage
that was being carted off by someone else.
Immediately we realized that we weren’t in Kansas anymore.
You immediately sense a change of pace in this culture.
Cars don’t stop for pedestrians.
There are no lines on the road. It’s eat or be eaten…
and once you’ve eaten the other driver – don’t make eye contact with them.
“Sounds like driving in New York City.”
I’ve driven in New York City and this makes NY look like the Disneyland car track.
I could go on and on about Jordanian culture.
And that was just about the driving conditions.
I am so proud of our overseas workers in the CMA.
Especially the ones who work in places like Jordan where the spiritual darkness
and oppression is IN YOUR FACE every day.
Would you stop right now, before you continue reading, and offer up a prayer for them?
We don’t have free internet connection here
so there won’t be updates as frequent as we would like…
but we will tell you that we are so excited to worship with these people.
They are hungry. They are thirsty.
“Come to me all you who are weary and heavy burdened…and I will give you rest”.
God is going to meet these people in a very special way.
And we get to see it up close and personal.
The sessions start tomorrow.
Pray for REST for our workers.
Pray for OPEN EARS as we worship.
Pray for an OUTPOURING of the SPIRIT as we seek Him.
Talk to you in a couple days.