God moves People to Show His Love
This week I had a chance to stop and visit Van Boi, Tin Hnem and James. They are the family that Kay and I were so involved with last Christmas. They have moved to Elkridge, MD. It was good to catch up on all the news with them. But I was really encouraged to hear they had found a church community of Chin Burmese numbering 500 near Washington, D.C. where they can worship God and grow in their faith.
In the light of my developing interest in the émigrés that are becoming part of our country I have had a fascinating week. As I traveled during the week for my work I stopped in at the various headquarters of Serbian, Russian, Egyptian denominations. While in Wash. DC, I saw Hispanics gathered at a 7-11 waiting for day jobs, a Methodist church which was housing a Russian private school, and a Vietnamese group was utilizing a church building on Gallows road in Fairfax, VA. I saw an Episcopal church hosting a Hypothermia Shelter for a week. The big picture is that God has an expansive tapestry of work He is doing with His church around the world. We can’t begin to know the intricacies of what He is doing in the hearts of individuals to bring them to Him and to help them grow in their faith.
The micro-picture is High Point. God has placed us here, He expects us to bloom where we are planted. We need to listen to how God is speaking to us. How does He want to use us in this great big plan that he has had in place since time began. I want to be sensitive to the things I can to do with the Burmese refugees God has placed before me.