Each Friday I join Lisa-Jo Baker to write for five minutes on a selected word. If you want to write try this – it is a great way to stretch yourself. We write without editing.
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Here goes – CONNECT
I recently returned from my 4th mission trip to Poland. Ever since the first time I have felt a strong connection to this country and the people. I have no family history from Poland. I am Canadian and 1/2 Irish.
Why do I feel this strong connection? I have pondered about that over the years. The best reason I can think of is Christ. Christ connects us to the people He wants us to know. If we let Him.
I work in Poland with a mission group of Christians – we pray together, work together and live together for 14 days. Some of the nationals that I have met I see each year – I reconnect with them – find out how they are doing and go home to pray for them.
Other connections I have made through Christ – yes there are a few. Today I am having lunch with two women, one of whom I have never met, and the other whom I have met once or twice a year – usually at the Home Show. But we have so much in common through our faith that today we are going to meet for more than a couple of minutes.
Christ can lead us to those connections. I pray each day to be used by Him – for Him to show me whom He wants me to meet.
Isn’t that what life is about – whom we meet, whom we can encourage, whom we can lead to knowing God better?
5 minutes are up.
Jesus, such a great connecter of hearts.
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He does create connections. He leads us to who needs us, or who we need. Great post. Hopping over from 5Minute Friday…
Thanks Renee, for hopping by. Five-Minute Fridays makes great connections, doesn’t it.
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Jesus is the grrat connector! Thanks for sharing Jan!
Yes, He led me to you and your church first – great connection and continues to grow. Thanks for reading and commenting,
It always amazes me how God can connect hearts in such deep ways. It is a beautiful gift that He gives to His children, don’t you think? Your post reminds me of why I am so passionate about missions! Thank you!
It amazes me too. I have a best friend who when she first met me thought, “I will never be a close friend of that girl.” God changed her mind. And yes I am passionate about reaching out. Have you gone on a mission? Where to?
Never judge a book by it’s cover, right? Have I gone on a mission? The short answer is yes. 🙂 The long- I went on a mission trip to Australia when I was 17. God used that to show me that He wanted me to serve Him full time. I went to Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and studied Missions! I have been on 4 international trips since then and 11 years after my last one, I am headed to the Dominican Republic in November. It is a joy and a privilege to serve our great God in this way!!!
That is awesome Becky. May the Lord continue to lead you to encourage others.