In the middle of all this was that trip to the Middle of the Earth…
The whirlwind of the past few weeks have left me feeling like a bewildered man who can’t see past the end of nose and has no idea where he spent last night. This hangover, however, has been more emotionally, spiritually and physically induced than anything chemical.
Meanwhile, back in Ecuador, while on a radio tour with HCJB Global, I had the privilege of being a guest on the TELARANA radio show. Interpreted as “the spider’s web”, this was a fitting description of this venture. You see, it was on this trip that I gained a fascinating new appreciation for my own life and the web, matrix or tapestry that had been divinely interwoven.
Standing in an arid jungle on another continent, God allowed me to see how He had used the lives of those who had intersected my own. Some directly and some I’ve never met. Nevertheless, things I had invested in were paying eternal dividends in ways I’d never imagined.
Why does this matter? Look around you. First of all, look at those that God has used in your life. These are usually not the ones you would have hand-picked or expected to be impact players on your team. Yet, God placed them in our path to mold our character, plot our plan or smooth the rough edges. Unknowingly, these people were the answers to our prayers.
As you take a second glance at those within your scope of vision, imagine the doors that God will open for the people in your life right now. In obedience to divine direction, these are the feet that will bring Good News to the waiting hearts that God has prepared.
In the midst of this web were college friends, former business associates and ministry partners. I thank the Lord for wisdom in choosing to support church and para-church organizations that are actively involved in Kingdom work and spreading that to the world.
We would probably all love a sneak peak behind the tapestry to see what the Divine Weaver is designing. But, you never really grasp its’ beauty until you are fortunate enough to take a few steps back and discover what each stitch has accomplished.
The untimely death of my close friend and coworker a mere two weeks after my return has given me the opportunity to see this handicraft in a more eternal perspective. God’s work is so great and His plan so perfect…it is my greatest privilege to be able to have any participation in the masterpiece.
Hopefully, it won’t take a “journey to the center of the earth” for me to see it next time….
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