Friday, June 06, 2008

Shalom

Community Clinic today.. we got left this morning! HA! The hospital payed for us to take a taxi into El Porvenir, so everything ended up working out. There were about 10 patients today, so I'm pretty sure we had something to do for all of about 1.5 hours out of the 5 hours that we were at the clinic. One could say that it was boring, but Jess and I really never seem to have that problem :) God has truly blessed me with an incredible friend and sister! The spare time made for some good pictures, a funny video that Jess really doesn't want me to put up but don't worry...I am going to anyways, amazing conversation, rest, and reading!


So, I just want to go ahead and tell you that God is rocking my world on a DAILY basis here. Jess and I have been talking about this peace that we cannot describe or explain that has overtaken us since being here in Honduras. As I was reading in Velvet Elvis today, the section "Shalom" appeared. I thought to myself, NO WAY! Rob Bell talks about peace not just being the absence of strife but instead the presence of the goodness of God! There is a feeling of wholeness and completeness.. I want to tell you that this is EXACTLY what we have been talking about! I feel so complete and whole, and I'm pretty sure that it has nothing to do with me. Yes, God called me here and here I am but I think there is more to it than that. He does not have to give me this peace, but He does. Because He is good. And even more mind blowing, He would still be the same God, a God that is good, even if I did not have this peace. It is all about Him receiving the glory. May my life NEVER cease to bring Him the praise that He so rightly deserves, may the world know God because of the peace that He has put in my life. SHALOM.

Spanish Word of the day:

Peace --> Paz

5 comments:

Leslie Young said...

I love you!

Christin said...

thanks for sharing your thoughts on Shalom! It's been such a blessing to hear how God has given you this undescribable gift of Peace!

i love you!

bec said...

That really is awesome.
I enjoyed last night a bundle. I am so happy you are my friend. I love you so so so much, and I can't wait to see the video. You and Jess can make ANY situation a good one! hehe...

Love you.

Kristi said...

Jessica,
We have been praying for you! We were worried about the heavy rains last week! We are definitely loving all the positive blogs and precious photos. My little ones can relate to the photos so much. Thanks again for the uplifting messages!
Kristi, John, Grant and Garrett

Anonymous said...

Hey,
I just wanted to let you know that I've been reading your blog, and I've enjoyed hearing about what all is going on there.

Have a great weekend!!!

-Sam