When The Rooster Crows…

My work began in earnest today.

You have called me here, Lord, to “fight on my knees” on behalf of all who will come this week.  The 180 children.  The countless adults who will be teaching and feeding and loving those children.

We all went to the Epicenter today — the school where the week-long camp will occur.  The place where You will rock our world.

While the others were listening to instructions for their respective roles in the agenda, I was fulfilling mine.  Praying walking the entire site — inside and out.

I love this, Lord!  Walking and waiting on You.  Paying attention to the things You want me to notice.  Praying into them whenever You give me eyes to see.

Like the shadow cast on the flooring under the pavilion, where everyone will gather.

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”  (Psalm 91:1)

So many children coming from such dire circumstances, Lord.  Neglected and/or abused by those they should be able to trust the most.  May they feel Your loving comfort, Abba… perhaps for the very first time.  A first time that lasts forever.

The two green doors in one wall, closed and locked up tight.

“I will place on His shoulder the key to the house of David; what He opens no one can shut, and what He shuts no one can open.”  (Isaiah 22:22)

Shut the door on anything and anyone whose agenda is to keep these children far from You, Lord.  So that these wee ones will be free to open their hearts to You as never before.

The rooster crowing nearby.  Crowing incessantly.  Refusing to be ignored.  Getting closer and closer as he sounded His Wake-Up call.

“Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”  (Ephesians 5:14)

Roosters normally crow at dawn.  I could almost hear Your Voice in his, Lord.  A New Day is dawning tomorrow!  In the lives of these children.  In the life of these islands.  In our own lives, too.

Oh, Lord… I can hardly wait!!!  How will I sleep tonight???   🙂   🙂   🙂

“The Lord is my Shepherd.  I lack nothing.”  (Psalm 23:1)

On pins and needles… !!!

Abba’s Girl


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