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“I have to use baby diapers every day. Sometimes I use rags or toilet paper because the diapers become expensive,” she said explaining what the past several months had been like.
Imagine living life without the use of one arm. It would be hard, right? Now, imagine living life without both arms. That sounds next to impossible. How does one eat, drink, or use the bathroom? Get dressed or make something to eat? This is a story of a man who tragically lost both of his arms, and how God got him new ones.
When Dr. Daniel and Dr. Priscila Cummings moved to Angola to serve as medical missionaries with their children, Ziek, Eliel, Naomi, it had been 20 years since there was a full-time physician at the hospital.
Travel Companion is our title for this update for a specific reason. Daniel Kambou is an Ivorian Christian singer who gained prominence during the days of Debbie’s parents on the field. His song “Travel Companion” remains an Ivorian favorite, and speaks to our experience with God.
God Himself aligns creatures to do His good works, but He seeks willing partners rather than automatons. He melds servants’ mettle to their needed forms by the Holy Spirit, encouraging them to face any challenge through the Word of Covenant.
In Luke 4:18 Jesus announces his full entry into his earthly ministry by reading from the book of Isaiah “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,”.
Sabbath rests allow for the percolation of ideas that prove invaluable for the future of all. The Creator wove our need for Sabbath into human DNA. The times of reflection let us adapt through life-giving, truth-spreading worship (John 4). Our supposed “fixes” by working harder, physically resting longer, or growing in social influence do not match the enduring remedy of God.