We just got off a train that we were on for 36+ hours. We rolled in an hour or so late. And literally, with hardly a bounce, crossed a platform to another train. It had been waiting for us.
The team got on, and had to find random seats all over the place. It had already pretty much filled up. And so now, half the team is in one area, and the other half, another.
The team leader in me (who prides on organization, promptness, and everything being as and where it should be) is freaking out.
But this lady whom I sat beside (who was a contributing artist on the first Star Trek movie, an accomplished architect and performing artist) told me about a moment in her life where literally everything was falling apart. Everything.
All she felt she could do was to pray for strength.
And she received the strength, and chose to live into it. And has now retired from one 37 year long career, and is looking to retire from the other.
What a simple prayer!
I think it came from a genuine heart. This lady, reminded me that leaning on the giver of strength is of the greatest importance.
So, here for this final stretch, whatever it may bring - as the border getting into Mexico can be just as, if not more, "special," I'm leaning on our Good God for the strength, patience, and support for our leaders and students. I can still be a long night.
That 1 Peter 2:9 verse again ...
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
Ah, memories. May they be strong, and life-giving, and all contribute to His Wonderful Light.
On a lighter note - I got a text from our YWAM team leader, that we're having tacos for dinner tomorrow night!!!!!!
Here's a quick shot of our stop in (I think) San Luis Apisbo.