I'm convinced God doesn't want to just meet our needs, just barely get by. He wants to bless us from the depths of His infinite riches. Yet another odd lesson to ponder in one of the poorest countries on earth.
I spent the last two days decorating the bedroom of the missionary couple we are helping here in Haiti. Mommy and Poppy have spent the last several years pouring their lives into the kids; today we had the blessing of being able to do something for Mommy and Poppy. We painted, cleaned, designed, and decorated, all the while banning Mommy from entering her own bedroom.
Eventually the moment came for the big reveal. Although no one yelled, "Move that bus!" we still wiped away tears as blessings flowed, not only for Mommy and Poppy, but also for my group and me.
Decorating a room may seem like an odd task for a mission trip. I don't know, maybe it is. I do know that this is the project God wanted us to do. Through direction and provision, His holy fingerprints were all over this project from its inception. So, although it may be odd, seeing God's love for this couple who have given their lives to care for the "least of these" and being chosen as an instrument to convey that blessing has melted my heart each time I think about it.
"Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." (Luke 6:38)