Molding a lump of clay

Molding a lump of clay
I am a work in progress, molded by my Maker, refined by His fire, shaped with His love. Walk the journey with me.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Noah's Arm

Is it just us, or do other families experience the fall-out when one or both parents go away for awhile? It seems like everytime one of us goes away, everything starts to go wrong for the parent left behind.

When I went to Jinja for the CRIT consultation a couple of weeks ago, John had to deal with all 3 kids getting sick, the tap on the kitchen sink breaking and gushing water everywhere, the deadline for an important financial report when all the people doing the accounts were sick, Kezi stepping on charcoal and burning her foot (for the 3rd time), and so on.

Just a few days ago, John and I left for a YWAM staff retreat, and hadn't been gone 24 hours when we got a call that Noah had fallen out of a tree and hurt his arm. They were rushing him to the hospital for x-rays.

Poor Munduru, our fabulous house helper who is brilliant with the kids and was staying with them at the time, was beside herself with worry. She called a good friend, Pam, who helped sort everything out. Thankfully he just had a sprain, but Munduru was so concerned that she got up 3 times that night to check on him.

I've come to expect these kinds of challenges when we travel, but I also have peace knowing that God is in control, and has proved faithful in caring for our family time and time again. He is true to His Word...He never leaves us or forsakes us. Praise His holy name.

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