God does not send us into the dangerous and exacting life of faith because we are qualified; He chooses in order to qualify us for what he wants us to be or do." Eugene Peterson
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Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
Thursday, October 26, 2006I cry out for Thy hand of mercy.
I'm a simple woman.
I'm a missionary in an incredibly beautiful place, a picture puzzle; if you will. Some might wonder...
"Why mission work in Europe (i.e. Germany)? There is no lack of food, people are educated, clothing is sufficient, life is good in Germany.
I must admit, I questioned it too. But, I was called, and as Oswald says: "Never choose to be a worker, but if God has put his call on you, woe be to you if you turn to the right hand or the left."
"Why Europe?" you might ask, "the need isn't great." You are right, the physical necessaties they 'got'!
Germany has oh so many things that I admire.
UNTIL, you have been here for a while. After scratching the surface of the 'looks' of things. One finds a very hollow Germany. A Germany that is trying desparately to 'hold it all together.' A Germany that is cracking under the many years of rebellion against God. God is not only old fashioned, the majority of young people in Germany have never even heard the name of Jesus Christ, except as used in movies as a 'curse.'
Recently, there was a news cast from Germany asking young people on the street who Jesus was. They didn't know.
A far cry from Luther, don't you think?
When looking at the reality of missions, I must go to the call that Jesus left us with. You know the one. The great commission, "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and low, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matt 28:18-20
Jesus doesn't say,
When looking at the reality of need. People NEED Jesus. The need is not to elavate people to a certain status, health, or cultural acceptance. The NEED is Jesus.
I am a simple woman - I don't know much - but I do know that I would rather be here, away from all that I know and love on this earth - willing to share HIM to those who have long since buried Him with their forefathers.
Taking one step of faith moment by moment.
Desiring to be obedient in this walk of life.
Searching the scriptures, singing His praise, weeping for those that know Him not. Those that live above me, beside me, under me, around me.
Please Lord, give me this language.
Posted by Robyn Rochelle E. at Thursday, October 26, 2006
A little about me
I am in the world almost every day. Okay, daily.