Monday, June 29, 2009

20 June 2009

I snorkel, therefore I am…
Oh and we saw dolpins too…

This was all I was going to write.

But, there is so much more.
Last night we had care groups and as the girls talked I began to unpack some of what is going on in me here. What God is teaching me about priorities through the richness we’ve found here on the island.

The beauty of the way they value relationships. Always a greeting on the path, a smile and they seem to crave a conversation about where they are going today, what’s for dinner, how they “are” and if they are believers, how God is good. So often at home, I am busy- multi-task my way through a conversation, fail to be present.

The next is still not worked out. Thursday night we hosted the Youth Praise service. Our kids were in charge, but we needed help from some island musicians. Three men, rehearsed with our vocals, played for the service, they were wonderful. I asked Allie if we could take the offering and give the earnings to these men for their instruments or their church. I felt like I wanted to GIVE THEM SOME MONEY and Allie’s response was that the service itself, the opportunity for them to worship with their gifts, to work with our team, was enough. I also find myself wanting to slip Miss Elsa, the grandmother who takes us all on visitations to the sick/needy, a $20. As if MONEY is the answer to their need. Again, she is ministering to her island and with other believers and that is enough.

The lyrics of this song have been swirling ever since our conversations.

You are my supply
My breath of life
And still more awesome than I know
You are my reward
worth living for
And still more awesome than I know

All of You is more than enough for all of me
For every thirst and every need
You satisfy me with Your love
And all I have in You is more than enough

Youre my sacrifice
Of greatest price
And still more awesome than I know
Youre the coming King
You are everything
And still more awesome than I know

More than all I want
More than all I need
You are more than enough for me
More than all I know
More than all I can say
You are more than enough for me

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