Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Roll over and play dead

Have I ever told you how much I hate the winter.... I know that there are people in need all over the world, but the thought of facing a winter when you live in the dump is more then I can comprehend...That is why I am drawen to the plight of those in Central Asia . Winter is a time when nothing can be taken for granted.... We live in an old farm house, and winter can be a trial ... if the wind blows from one direction, the pipes might freeze if they blow from another, the house gets too hot, ... it's a balancing act... I got up early this morning and when I got back into bed , Julie says..." How is everything down stairs.... It's like any thing could happen.... Up until last week, I always had in the back of my mind... if it got too bad, we could just go back into town.... where we are on town sewer and like that turned out to be a good thing !!! .. When anything goes wrong... I always say... well I have seen a lot worse in Central Asis.... Well let me tell you... a few more weeks of this winter, and we will be better off in Central Asia.... Even the gold fish has been playing dead for the last 2 months.... I can't even throw it out... every time you touch it it comes back to life and eagerly waits for food..... May be that's what I should try.... just roll over and play play dead, until someone comes along with food!

1 comment:

Jamie said...

Galations 6:9 says "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up" John, I am sure often the task you have ahead seems impossible. I know that you believe in God's power and timing because you have seen it demonstrated over and over. You have been blessed to see some of the fruits of that harvest brought in. Even still, when Satan comes after you and tries to beat you down, anyone could get discouraged. Have faith John- for when you get home to heaven, I am sure the Lord will say "well done, my good and faithful servant." Dont give up...for if He is for you, who can be against you?