01 February 2008

Words for Uganda

The other evening the shapes in the clouds looked to be God’s hands reaching down from the heavens, and surely God’s hand IS on this nation. There is a stirring, a shaking, a hope in the midst of desolation. When God is all there is then God is enough. If anything else is placed above Him, then nothing is enough. He is, as He says in His Word, a jealous God, and He will have no other gods before Him. I believe and I will declare that His favour will rest upon this place.


The heart of Uganda appears in the faces of the children; smiles in the midst of deprivation, laughter rising up from a belly never filled with food enough. Tears of need and tears of sorrow, but joy returning upon the simplest act of kindness.Can we learn to need so little? Our hope could be their hope – to find our strength and joy in Him alone. It is as if they already do so, even those that cannot tell you why.



Oh Uganda, release yourself into His hands. “Pearl of Africa” is what a local billboard called you. Shine with the luster of a pearl polished by the Master’s hand. Shine as a witness to the darkness. Shine in the light of His love that more would be drawn to the light. Blossom and prosper as a sign even to the “first world” nations – “Look what our God can do”



Here I find a stillness. Here I find a peace. Here perhaps I will find a pathway that leads me to the heart of God.

1 comment:

Sandy said...

Hi Firefly! I just wanted you to know that even though there have been no comments left, your blog has been read! I have read through your whole Uganda journal with great fascination and loved reading of your experiences both physical and spiritual. My daughter has also read your blog - she directed me to it. She is hoping to go on her own Watoto adventure this year. May your journey with the Lord go from strength to strength!

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