His Faithfulness endures
"This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says:
In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it." Isaiah 30:15 NIV
Are not those words so counter to our cultural norms in the society we live? We too, like back in Isaiah's time, we want none of it. Through looking genuinely at ourselves and in resting in His presence, the bible says we find our salvation. We run and keep busy to avoid looking to long at our actions and thoughts and rest would allow the space for our truth to surface. In quietness and trust in God is our strength, not in trust in our own ability to do things.
I was touched by the vulnerability of the students who are helping with the Virtual Sunday School videos. They were rightly disappointed to see their mission trip to Vancouver Island become a video filming session in a camp in Alberta. By coming together in honesty and repentance, they were able to bring their disappointment, fear, concerns to the Lord in prayer. Everyone was touched and strengthened through this time of quietness with Jesus.
As you read this letter, they have returned to the college and Rhonda will be soon headed back to Vancouver. We are so thankful to God for providing such an amazing group of young adults to help us build tools we can use to reach out to the Coastal First Nations communities of BC during this time where we can not travel to the communities.
One thing this pandemic as done, is given us the opportunity to become more comfortable with the idea of rest and quietness. Having less distractions and learning to trust in Him who is faithful in the middle of uncertainty.
"Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long." Psalm 25:4-5 NIV