Our raw hearts have finally burst. After hours upon hours of driving, airport traipsing, flying, landing, flying again, landing again, and driving, we are nearly home. Exhaustion is upon us; we are spent.
And here, in this broken, exhausted, bursted heart place, right here, Jesus is good and faithful to his people. We peer through our exhausted, spent hearts to the founder and perfecter of our faith. We lean in close; we press our wounds into His, and ask the deepest questions of our hearts, “Even here, Jesus, even here, you are good? Even when I’m broken? Even when every fiber of my being is cut open and running red?”
Jesus whispers softly, like a light breeze blowing through a meadow, “The Lord is good to all and his mercy is over all that he has made.” (Psalm 145:9, ESV) With that promise, we travel home. With only the eternal hope of the Gospel, we move forward, one step, one moment at at time. Without it, the things we’ve seen and heard are confusion incarnate; only with the good Gospel do we make sense of the brokenness we have experienced in Swaziland and the brokenness we feel in our hearts.
We thank you – each one of you whose whispered prayers were lifted to the Almighty. Each of you who thought of us, followed us on our journey, spoke of us, prayed for us and over us. Each of you who broke for us. Thank you. The Lord listens to the prayers of His people, and we know He listened to yours on our behalf. Thank you for your brokenness for us.
We plead with you, continue to pray for us. We need them still. Our raw, fleshy hearts need time to continue to lean into our Savior. Pray for us to rest, to breathe, to lean on His goodness, to not forget what we have seen and heard. Pray for our Swazi friends; they need us now and continually. Jesus is good and faithful to His people.
The Swaziland Partnership