Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Starting our day

As I walked around for a few minutes this morning getting a glimpse of this part of Battambang up close, I wondered what was going on behind closed doors on the street we walked.  Were people waking up to yet another day filled with simply surviving ?  Did anyone wake up with a true sense of hope?  
Every inch is used for something here, clothes laid out over poles, or cords or anything suitable, pots for gathering water, a million electrical lines everywhere.  I have no idea how anything possibly works efficiently, but they survive.

Corruption still exists here openly in their educational systems, the way local government works, things move forward but seldom ahead without outside countries coming in to change things.  The changes other countries make however, are usually selfish such as sewer systems being installed not to prevent disease and serve the community, but to accommodate their businesses that are buying up as much space as possible while costs are cheap.

In considering the astonishing greed taking advantage of innocent people I am reminded of the scripture 
Genesis 50:20. " You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives". 

Men think their plans are all that exist but God uses even men that will never know Him to accomplish His plan!  This causes me to worship Him and praise Him and rest in Him turning over my worry and attempt at control!

As I walk the streets these next couple of days I will pray for these precious people caught in this place. Please join me in asking the Savior to reveal Himself thru us!

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