“The kingdom of God is like this,” He said. “A man scatters seed on the ground; he sleeps and rises–night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows–he doesn’t know how.” ~Mark 4:26-27
Year two in China. How different from the first. This time around I packed my bags and boarded the plane not bursting with excitement but filled with the peace that passes understanding.
No doubt ever entered my mind that China is where I am supposed to be but the reason remained obscured.
Why, Lord, oh why?
I am a child of running water, green grass, quietness.
My city is a place of horns honking, dodging cars, cement, and dirt.
Yet as I talked with a student, the reason became clear. Watering HIS garden and having the privilege of watching a seed grow is infinitely worth a lack of exercise and strange foods.
One person is worth coming back for.
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” ~Romans 5:8
My life was of such value that Christ shed His perfect, innocent blood for me while I was still a sinner, undeserving of God’s grace!
Rejoicing in year two and the joy of watching God’s garden grow!