On the other side of the world…

“Momma, did you know that there are kids on the other side of the world who don’t know about Jesus?  There isn’t even anyone there to tell them!”

She was so shocked.  So indignant.

She was in the third grade and it was her first glimpse outside of her Sunday School world.

It was also the first time I knew down deep in my spirit that God would one day use her to do something about it.

Through the years, slowly and gently, God has been confirming and preparing me for his plan for my little girl’s life.

Today I put her on a plane and sent her off to the other side of the world.  To tell people about Jesus in a place were there are very few people there to tell them.

It was the hardest thing this momma has ever done.

If God hadn’t spent the last 11 years preparing me, I don’t think I would have been able to let her go, but I sent her off with a smile and a blessing.

Although I would be lying if I didn’t admit that I did it through tears.

But I did it.  And I did it with confidence. I have confidence in her.  This girl is READY.  Just as God has prepared me for this day, he has also prepared her.  He gave me a front row seat to watch it all happen.

However, no matter how awesome she is, my greatest confidence is in God.  It is him alone who has made this all happen. He has brought us here and he will see us through.

This morning’s church service ended with this song. Emotions have been high (and held in check) for a few days, but as soon as we started singing the tears started. Tears of comfort, hope and peace.

In Christ Alone

In Christ alone,My hope is found
He is my life, my strength, my song
This cornerstone, this solid rock
Firm through the fierces, drought and storm
What heights of Love, what depths of Peace,
When fears are stilled, when Strivings cease!
My comforter, my all in all
Here in the love of Christ I stand.
 
In Christ alone who took on flesh
Fulness of God in helpless babe
This gift of Love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones He came to save,
Till on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of god was satisfied;
For every sin on him was laid
Here in the depth of Christ I live
 
There in the ground , His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious day
Up from the grave he rose again!
 
And as he stands in victory,
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ
 
No guilt in life, no fear in death
This the pow’r of Christ in me,
From life’s first cry, to final braeth.
Jesus commands my destiny
No pow’r of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from his hand
Till he returns or call me home
Here in the pow’r of Christ I’ll stand.

If these words were not true, The Princess wouldn’t have any reason to go and The Hero and I would not have any reason to send her.  But they are true and that is why I have the hope and peace to send my little girl to the other side of the world to share that truth with those who have yet to hear.
If you want to follow her adventure, you can read about it here.

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    Shelli Littleton

    May 20, 2013 at 12:06pm

    Sweet lady, you have given me chill bumps. I will be praying for her and you, and for God to do His thing! My daughter loves missions, too … so this really touched my heart. We try to hang on … but yet, we know we have to let go for God to do His thing. What an internal battle! Can’t wait to hear about the blessing!! Much love …

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