When we were in Africa, people would be bundled up in big coats, hats, scarfs, and complaining about the cold when it was 0 C.
It is all a matter of what you have lived through. If this was the coldest day of winter, yeah you would be bundled up. But, here in Alaska, we averaged about -30 Celsius for the whole month of January. So, warming up to 0 is nice!
Spiritually speaking, if you have experienced the grace that is so sweet when you deserved severe punishment, or if you have been through a trial that seemed impossible, or seen God's provision when you had nothing, then you don't sweat the little things.
My friends in South Africa have been through a ton and they do have perspective. I just heard yesterday that a dear friend was hijacked a few months back. Thankfully, he is doing okay.
|Yes, I have seen this sign in South Africa. The question is: How many hijacking does it take to get a sign posted.|
I leave on the trip to Guatemala tomorrow. Well, the flight is in the middle of the night, so we leave our town on Thursday evening. I can't wait to encourage the servants working there and to see the Big Church worshiping Him in another context. Sharing the Jesus film to a remote village and seeing/playing with the children will be another highlight I am sure!
|The same is true about this sign we see daily in Alaska. The question is: How many moose must cross here to warrant the sign?|