“O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly;
my soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You,
In a dry and weary land where
there is no water.
Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary,
To see Your power and Your glory.
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips will praise You.
So I will bless You as long as I live;
I will lift up my hands in Your name.”
“God blesses His people with extravagant grace so they might extend His extravagant glory to all peoples on the earth.” David Platt, Radical
And what better way to extend His glory to the world than by bringing clean water and the Gospel to an entire nation! Good Morning Girls is partnering with The Last Well to bring both to the country of Liberia. Is God possibly calling you to worship Him by joining them?
Few stories on the internet have touched me as deeply as this one. I have never thought of becoming a midwife, but this post and part 2 of the story has me thinking on it. Might you prayerfully consider helping bring Stella home?
Isn’t the story just. so. exquisite?? Wow.
Speaking of midwives….
Thank you so much for all the kind emails I have received as a result of this post. You are all so gracious. I’ll be honest, it was a hard day for me. After posting, I wish I could say I did something immensely spiritual, but I didn’t.
I cried, crawled under my quilt, drank a Coke Zero, and watched an episode of Call The Midwife. Yes, yes I did.
But God is so good, and I am soul-satisfied that His name is magnified through my story.
Francis Chan says in his book, Forgotten God, “A sure sign of the Holy Spirit’s working is that Christ is magnified, not people.” I pray this is true.
Photo credit, the hunky Dave Forney