The necklace design is called One New Man. It’s Christians (at the bottom) grafted into the Jews (at the top) by Israel (in the center). Such is the kinship I feel with God’s Chosen People.
8 September 2016
Today I bought tickets for my trip to Israel—starting with a ten day stay in a tent at Timna Park for Sukkot. I waited longer than I had intended to because I had the audacious idea to stay in Israel for over six weeks. The idea scared and thrilled me, but mostly scared me into paralysis. So today I overcame that paralysis and made the leap of faith: six weeks in Israel.
This morning as I was praying, I suddenly realized that my daily prayer: “Please send more missionaries to this mission field (Europe),” is about to be answered in a personal way. My home church is sending a team of missionaries here to collaborate with me in ministry.
This is powerfully encouraging for me, personally, because it is the first time since I started in ministry (six years ago) that anybody has come to collaborate in my ministry.
Now comes the problem: what will we do while they are here? Since no two days are alike for me, I have no idea what this collaboration will look like. I have a couple of weeks to figure this out, and I know that God will prepare divine appointments for us.
I know that God is also answering this prayer for more missionaries throughout Europe in ways that I don’t yet know about. And I may not know about many of them until I reach Heaven. I feel powerful hope for Europe and encouragement for myself. God is good!