Photo by Freightscan
For me, this week has been a time of reflection. It is hard to believe that we have been here a little over 5 months. On one hand, it seems like we have been here longer, but then on the other hand, it seems like we have just arrived. This tension is hard to describe.
It is amazing how God’s grace has carried our family and team thus far. But more than the smooth transition for us, we are humbled by the people we have met and the work of transformation that God is doing here in Indonesia.
This week in our LIFE Groups (the one in Jakarta and Karawaci), we had a time of sharing testimonies and prayer. With the holiday season coming up, we are going to take a short break and start up our regular meetings after our retreat in January.
As people were sharing in both of the LIFE Groups, all I could think about was the word, “privilege.”
It has been a privilege to witness firsthand, lives that are being transformed by the Gospel. It has been a privilege to see people experience genuine community. It has been a privilege to see many of our prayers being answered by God. It has been a privilege to witness the hunger in our members for God’s Word and spiritual growth. It has been a privilege to meet up with the members in our church and hear their stories. It has been a privilege to build strong, God-centered and lasting relationships with God’s people. It has been a privilege to experience all of God’s Provisions in our lives. It has been a privilege to see how God opens doors miraculously without any of our help. It has been a privilege to pray (and even weep) with people. And the list goes on and on.
As people were sharing with tears of joy and gratitude, I just knew this was where God wanted me to be. These testimonies of transformation were reminders of what God can do if we are fully and wholly surrendered to His will.
It is hard to believe that this church was started a little over 3 months and already God is doing so much. God continues to amaze us.
In this Advent season, God is reminding me that Jesus is more than enough.
I am thankful for God’s indescribable gift (2 Co 10:15).