Today was another adventure! After a slow morning, we headed into DC metro and visited the air and space museum and the museum of the Bible. First – if you have not visited the museum of the Bible, it is a MUST SEE for any trip headed to DC. All of us were in awe at the detail, the artifacts, and the beauty of the whole thing. We loved it!! We’re now settling in for another nights sleep as we head back to the airport tomorrow to take to the skies (Lord willing and the creek don’t rise!)
We keep coming back to the word unexpected. Unexpected delays, unexpected changes, unforeseen opportunities, and unexpected and definitely undeserved grace. We have done nothing to deserve those who are working to change our plans quickly, those who are bathing us in prayer, and those on the team who have kept high spirits in the midst of disappointing circumstances. We’re reminded of 1 Peter 5:10. “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” (ESV)
God has unexpectedly restored us, confirmed us, strengthened us, and established us to travel to Swaziland in this time. He has equipped us with his power to go forth boldly and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus. He has shown us SO MUCH unexpected grace in the cross. We have been given the God of all grace in his son Jesus. We pray you’ve seen him today too.
As we move forward from DC, we covet your prayer over us. Pray for smooth travels, simplicity in our doings tomorrow, and for rest as we embark upon this journey. We’re so thankful for each of you.