i have the best blog friends! and real life in the flesh friends.
i was all PMS-y and emotional and crazy last post.
i am really better i swear.
as purple and i discussed on saturday, getting to a place of submission and trust is so hard, but once you are there, it is all peace and good. :-)
but i think i need to clarify
having just spent the weekend last month with sunni, shiite, iranians and wonderful arabic men who have become Believers I have no problem with the people.
i have a problem with things done in the name of religion. in the name of christianity, in the name of islam...people have been slaughtered, hurt, destroyed.
these same men we ate, sang, danced and worshipped with, were imprisoned and tortured for their faith. and the religion of africa the last generation, the wars and torture and genocide of their own, is something i hadn't really thought of in light of a little jewish girl who loves Jesus and wants to work with Aids orphans in Africa. it really is a question.
how would they receive her? what would they think? she just wants to go and love them. would she be safe?
it is no less dangerous than european missionaries going to cannibal tribes or any of the number of hostile locations men and women have served for thousands of years on every continent. it just was a new thought to me. it was a fearful moment.
i have one daughter learning to speak and write hebrew and another daughter learning arabic.
and having a kuwaiti brother this was kinda a weird reaction for me in my last post. it was self and shows just how much i was not trusting G-d.
trusting G-d is so much better! :-)
since then we me a woman who is a nurse in africa with one arm and aother with only one kidney :-) so i think Tirzah will be fine and get there one day.
thanks for all your lovely thoughts