In most weddings, right before the minister announces the bride and groom as man and wife, the famous Scripture is quoted, “What God has joined together, let no man separate.” (mark 10:1)
As I heard Pastor Fred of Kigungu Deliverance Church bless this beautiful bride and groom today, these words posed more significance and symbolism than just a marriage blessing. You see, God has sent His Son Jesus into this world to pursue us. He pursued us and continues to pursue us relentlessly. When Jesus gave his life for me and for you on the cross, He gave us an eternal significance, purpose, and hope. No man on this Earth can separate what God has joined together in His Son Jesus.
In the same way, God has joined together the hearts and lives of the people of Kigungu and the people of HDCC in a way I will never forget. We’ve been here less than 24 hours and it’s so evident-the relationships built these last few years is not only having a significance for this time and place, but a Kingdom significance for God’s time and place.
We are so blessed to be able to experience the love of Christ through the smiles, laughter, and warm welcomes of every beautiful Ugandan we’ve seen and met.
Ugandans have such a warmth about them. A wave is the means to unlock the beautiful smiles. A handshake and a hug is the key to many new friendships. We’ve been here for 24 hours and I’m able to see so much love in the faces and eyes of the people we meet and I can’t wait to see them again. In the faces that aren’t smiling or ready to burst with smiles, I want to let them know how much they are loved and I have never met them. My prayer this week for our team is that we would show them how important they are. Mark Taylor has prayed for them to remember only one name when we leave…Jesus.
One of the coolest things tonight was watching as one of the children connected Sharon and Alan with their precious Compassion child, Agnes. Pictures to come!