Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Lord Knows…

Compassion Bloggers ganda Trip 2014

At this very moment, the Compassion Bloggers are in Uganda. My heart has been with them for a while as they prepared for this trip, travelled there and spent their first day.


My excitement is mixed with a bit of heartache as I imagine what it would have been like to be there with them all, witnessing it all with them first hand.

But, what has come to me recently as I start to mourn, is that the Lord knows…

He knew, before the blogging contest in 2012 was promoted, that I would win the prize of a trip with the Compassion bloggers.

He knew that I would be offered a chance to travel to Uganda and that the date of the trip would be pushed back to right now.

He knew that, as I waited in anticipation for my turn to travel and blog, that an unexpected blessing would fall upon us.

  A baby.

None of this has surprised God, even though it was not how I thought it would all play out.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Truthfully, the realization that I was pregnant came right at a time when both my husband and I were struggling in many ways. That positive pregnancy test was a catalyst for a bit of a “shake up” between us. Baby Clay, while he was still smaller than a lima bean, brought hope, no doubt.

The Lord knows.

I am also reminded of this as I read through the posts being published by the Compassion Bloggers in Uganda. Are you keeping up with them?

The bloggers have the difficult task of spending a day in the field, processing all that they witnessed and somehow wrapping their thoughts up into posts that will touch people. A daunting task, truly.

But the Lord knows whose hearts are open to the message and who is ready to commit to sponsoring a child. Sometimes those people just need a little nudge.

Will you take a minute today to help nudge a few hearts? Look through the recent posts by the Compassion Bloggers in Uganda and choose one or more to share via social media. Email links to those who are not a part of social media. Pray that the message would be received by open hearts.

I am looking forward to the upcoming posts and can’t wait to see how the Lord moves His people!