Monday, April 19, 2010

The way of the cross...

"Foxes have holes,
and birds of the air have nests,
the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."

Matthew 8:20

This journey is beginning to intensify and it is our deep desire that as this journey shifts into the next stage that we would be drawn more closely to our Savior. That we would identify more deeply with His sufferings as we commit more fully day by day to the way of cross. When Jesus walked this earth he identified deeply with our struggles as humans and it is through His perfect example that we can follow with confidence.

Currently Kyle and I (Jessica) are in the midst of trying to figure out where we will be living in the remaining interim months between here and Liberia. We have to divide all of our stuff into categories; store, yardsale, trash, ebay/craigslist/, burn in effigy, etc...Then there is the financial end of all of this. Questions continuously loom about our funding and how it is all going to come together in the end. It is all a bit overwhelming and at times supremely uncomfortable, but it is they way of the cross which is rocky and uncertain at times. All I can say is that each day that we choose to trust and follow God's call our faith is increased that HE WILL BE FAITHFUL.

I would encourage everyone reading this blog to read Matthew 8:18-22 because it is such a clear picture of how our lives should be lived. Jesus' statements cut to the core of the matter. If you choose to follow Him be prepared because it requires courage and sacrifice. Kyle and I aren't special. We are all called to the Words of Jesus in Matthew 8. If we step into the truth found in that passage God will do things that we never imagined with our lives. I am more confident of that every day. Thanks for following this blog...but follow Christ harder...

Peace Friends,
Jessica (and Kyle)


  1. Thank you for the encouragment and exhortation. I'm in a similar place between USA and Liberia....hoping to connect. You are meeting my director today, I hear. :-) God bless you!

  2. What a remarkable journey you are embarking on - may blessings follow you every step of the way! Thank you for going - thank you for taking your hearts to Africa. We need you!



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