Sunday, December 14, 2014

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

God rest ye merry, gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember, Christ, our Saviour
Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan's power
When we were gone astray
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy.

I love this Christmas song. It just sums up the reason for Christmas really well. Don't be distressed, because Jesus was born to save us from the workings of Satan! What comfort and joy those words bring. On Wednesday of this week, we saw Satan working. The road to our road was blocked was a big truck in the morning, so we all had to get off with the kids and walk the rest of the way to school. Luckily we didn't have too far to go, but that was a weird start to our day. Then the power went out around 11, so we did the rest of the day in the dark, hauling in water from the pila for the bathroom. And then at 4 when it was time to go home there was only one bus, and no sign of the other. After waiting for about 30 minutes it was announced that there was a wreck and our bus was stuck in the traffic. They then announced that there would be no church because we had no power. The bus finally showed up after another 20 minutes, and we only had a little traffic on the way home, but needless to say it was a long day, and Satan was definitely trying to steal out joy. But Jenna, Bethany and I had our own service in our living room with on online sermon. Satan couldn't stop that!

On Friday there was a Christmas parade on the boulevard that we watched for a little while. There were some interesting sights, good food, and loud music! Saturday was out English teachers' Bible study/ Christmas party. We all made some yummy treats and studied Ephesians 3, which is an awesome chapter, although I feel like I say that about every chapter. One of our teachers read verses 7-8 this way: "By God's grace and mighty power, I have been given the privilege of serving Him by spreading this Good News. Though I am the least deserving of all God's people, he graciously gave me the privilege of telling the Honduran children about the endless treasures available to them in Christ." I loved that, and how perfectly it sums up our mission here. I want to bring them comfort and joy this Christmas season, however God will use me.

And I also pray for you, " I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." (Ephesians 3:16-19) Can't wait to see you all in a week!


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