Jesus the Other Sun
Guiding me along the lighted path…
FAITH TRAVELS THE DISTANCE
The Lord said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household, and go to the land I will show you.” –Genesis 12:1, NIV
“Would you like to teach in Indonesia? I can offer you a one-year contract.”
I held my breath in excitement. I knew nothing about this country, but I wanted to go like nobody’s business. It seemed far-flung and exotic.
I needed a physical and an eye exam for the job. After the eye exam, the doctor suggested I see a specialist. Sure, no problem.
The results shocked me: “You are going blind. Maybe not today or tomorrow. We don’t know when. What we do know is that you will lose your sight eventually.”
Although certainly taken aback by this news, I still had to make a decision. Would I continue with my plans to teach in Indonesia or stay home? Could I chance going blind in an unknown country?
I sought out scripture to guide me. An old testament verse grabbed my attention. Abram had left home to travel to a foreign land. He knew nothing about that place except that God promised to lead him. Abram trusted that God would provide for all his needs there just as He had always done at home.
That situation was just like mine. God would provide for me in Indonesia exactly as He had done in the United States. If I left my own support system behind to work overseas, God knew what I needed and would care for me.
I found the faith I needed to pursue the Indonesian job despite my vision problems. I never regretted it.
Trust God to care for you wherever you go.
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