...if I sat down and wrote a thousand pages and pasted them between two covers and called it a book, it still wouldn't be enough to catch you up on what's happened here in the past four days.
Are some people born into messy, thrilling lives, specially hardwired and trained to cope with such drama? Or do we wander down a road less traveled and find ourselves here, destined to walk this road and live this life on account of choices?
I'm not sure. All I can say, with certainty, is I could not do this another day without a Savior who, every moment - without fail - gives me the grace to bear up under enormous things.
This is the same God who, while inclining His ear unto me, hours ago freed my friend Eddie from the Sudan People's Liberation Army. Eddie was captured and detained over the weekend while crossing from Kenya into Sudan to assist with mission humanitarian work. Apparently soldiers with the SPLA haven't been paid and are hungry and running out of water. They saw Eddie and another Christian as a bargaining chip, and captured and held them. While in custody these last few days, short on food, water, and hope, Eddie was able to tell many soldiers about Jesus. Almost 25 men called upon Him and asked Jesus to be their Savior, too. And this morning Eddie was released and driven across the border....
These past few days have been impossible. Life is hard. Life is so, so, so hard. But God is good. God is so, so, so good.