Monday, August 29, 2011

To The Ends of the Earth

What a great trip this has been. Yesterday was my last day of adventures here in Kerala so we went up to the mountains of Vagamon. These mountains are the most beautiful things I have ever seen. The luscious green color of the trees and grass engulfs all of your senses. It is like you can taste and feel the beautiful shades. As we were driving up the winding mountain the scene was beautiful, but a different sight awaited us nearer the top. As we climbed higher and higher the fog got thicker and thicker. By the time we reached the Kerala Christian Mission Retreat Center you could see nothing but thick white sky. It was like a huge cloud had come down to greet us. We walked up to a top porch of the retreat center and as I looked down all I could see was a portion of the tea plantation directly below us. The fog was walking along it, as if taking a stroll through the short bushes. There was a chilly breeze in the air and as we stood there it felt like we had reached the end of the earth. It was so serene and the fog was so thick that although you knew an incredible sight was sitting in front of you, you could not see it. I absolutely loved it. I realized that God called us to go to the ends of the earth and I had made it. After having been to the literal tip of the Indian continent and then to stand atop a fog covered mountain, I felt so very blessed. I knew at that moment that no matter how long the journey, there is always beauty at the end. God's blessings come through over all hardship and trials, all long winding roads and bumps in the path. If we look, even in the fog we can see the absolute beauty and blessings of the Lord.

Tomorrow in the early morning I begin traveling to Delhi. I will be there two days and then I will begin the long journey back home. Please pray fervently for my safety and for God's provision over the next few days. He blessed me with many angels throughout my journey here so I know He will provide for my journey back. Although I cannot believe that this month has come to a close I know that this is not the end of my journey, but the beginning of a great new chapter in my life. What a wonderful way to start, don't you think? 

1 comment:

  1. you remember the old hymn "we've a story to tell to the nations"?...that is what i kept thinking of as i read this entry...God does indeed have a story for you to tell to the nations...the one that lay beneath the fog...the one you will find in new delhi...and the one that you are sending home to us... and you tell the story so know the story and to be able to tell it is a double blessing the Lord has given to you...and a blessings He has given to us...entertain those angels...for they are there all around you...i love you elainewilson/ccww