I just came in from my morning walk.
My devotions led me to this.
This may be rambling.
Or it may be a direct shot to the heart.
Just two days ago the president of Haiti was assassinated. It seems like an eternity already as the poor people of Haiti grieve, their dire circumstances become untenable, and the uncertainty creates an atmosphere that is choking.
For forty-eight hours I have been praying. I know there is something I should be doing but I had no clue what. In the meantime many of you reached out to me with your concern and tender hearts and your comforting prayers. Thank you from me and on behalf of our friends in Haiti.
This morning, about 3:30 a.m., when I got up I had a message from Uncle Dowe. He too was reaching out in his pain and hope.
Then he preached me a sermon.
He told of Elijah and Elisha both needing a miracle and how they got it going by telling God their jars were empty.
And another time Elisha was hearing from some folks who were all worked up over a drought. Elisha tells them to dig ditches to hold the water that would come. Already God was pouring out a soaker upstream in Edom.
The ditches got filled.
Our friends in Haiti are in need of many things. Above all they need to know they are loved and never forgotten. It is raining upstream.
So then I messaged with Pastor Joab at Dufour. I told him of a vision I was getting of a “Flood of Grace.” This flood wouldn’t water brick and mortar church buildings. It would nurture lives with food and gainful employment and, especially, a constant awareness of a never ending Love.
Joab said he was having the same thoughts.
That made three of us getting the same message.
So, back to Uncle Dowe.
I told him I was going to raise $25,000 to fund this work.
He told me he’d written a check for $25,000 an hour ago.
And he said “God can fill as many jars as you have the audacity to ask God to fill.”
So I laid my head back, closed my eyes, and dreamed.
Then I told Uncle Dowe I was going to raise $50,000 to fund this work.
He coolly responded that this was getting awfully close to $100,000.
$100,000 it is.
We have $32,500 of this now.
Those of us who are standing with our umbrellas extended are going to see a remarkable thing happen as the ditches fill in Dufour.
I ‘spect we’ll be around 1/3 of the goal by tonight.
As our Friend and I walked a muggy hike this morning I was telling him how my faith was getting stuck in my throat. He smiled at me the way he does and….
It started to rain.
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