Thursday, March 02, 2006

Some People Say That We Kinda Look Alike

Ok, so its not the skin color or the eyes, and its definitely not the hair. He's about 5'6", and I'm 6'1". He has lots of muscles from working in the fields all of his life, and I...well, let's just not go there. So if its nothing physical, then what is it?

I think it's that we both look and act like Jesus, or at least we try to. We have been clothed with Christ, and He has given us His Spirit to live in us. Look closely and I know you'll see it...

In two weeks I might get to see this man again. I don't even remember his name, or what village he is from, but I do remember him in a very real and intimate way. I sat next to him for about 20-30 minutes during our internship in the summer of 2003, trying desperately to communicate in some way, and I remember vividly the look in his eyes and the kind, gentle, jovial, and peaceful nature he displayed.

Please be praying for me as I prepare to travel to Togo on March 16th. Its just another step in our journey to Togo, but it is an important one in many ways. I feel so blessed that God has called us to the Kabiye people, and because of this calling, I know that there will one day be many more Kabiye men and women who look just like me...

2 comments:

Jim MacKenzie said...

I don't know about the dude on the left but the guy on the right looks like someone who might be talked into wearing a Yogi Bear costume...

The Emersons said...

Yikes, I had almost forgotten that outfit...thanks for the memory jimbo!