At camp we played an acting game, where two players would pass an invisible orange back and forth to each other that would get bigger every time, until it was just too big to carry. Andre has been coming to our camps for 16 years, we’ve seen him grow up before our eyes, and yet he still amazes me time after time. His acting when the orange was just so big, that it flattened him, was Oscar worthy.
In our Bible study as I was explaining to the moms this game that we play with their children, showing them a video of Andre’s acting, it really hit me just how much that invisible orange, is like God’s gift of grace to us.
We were talking about the Apostle Paul, who even after he met the Lord Jesus on the Road to the Damascus, was forgiven and received God’s call to preach the Gospel to the gentiles; and even after he was arrested for preaching that gospel on many ocasions, received beatings and lashings, he still considered himself the chief of sinners. As he grew in his faith, he grew in his understanding of just how sinful he was, and how much bigger is God’s gift of grace.
Yes as Christians, grace is like that orange, every day we realize this amazing free gift of salvation from God, that we did not earn or deserve, but have simply received by grace through faith, is a little bigger, until that love of God overwhelms us.
Of course it is our hope that all our campers understand how deep, how high and how wide is the love of our amazing God. I’m happy to have the opportunity to share that love with the people of Ukraine.
Praise the Lord! We are blessed to be back to doing home wheelchair deliveries. Since the beginning of the pandemic family members were coming to pick up wheelchairs and walkers from our office, but now we have resumed our in home ministry taking all the precautions we can. I had the chance to deliver some wheelchairs and walkers with Valeriy and Ruslan. In this home a woman had been given a wheelchair that was not even close to being the right size for her.
Thankfully, Ruslan was able to fit a new wheelchair for her perfectly, as Valeriy took time to get to know her and her family needs. I’m thankful to be able to work with our team as every person who receives a mobility aid hears of Christ’s love for them.
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