Sunday, November 3, 2013

Across the Ocean

By the time any of you are reading this I will be sitting beside my Honey as we make our way to the USA. 

We will fly from Prague to Amsterdam, enjoy a two hour layover, and then fly on to Boston. If all the flights go according to schedule we will arrive at 1:30pm Monday afternoon.

I'm sharing this photo of a double rainbow that I saw here in Prague in September as a reminder to all of us of God's promise not to visit the earth again with a global flood. 

When I saw it I was standing in an open plaza that my Czech friends found quite ugly with its heavy communistic history. It was really marvelous how the beauty of the rainbow and its spiritual significance covered over all that ugliness and actually made the scene quite tranquil. 

And so it has been these last days as we've prepared for this journey.

Dear friends came all the way from their home in Brno to spend the weekend serving us. Martin and Ivka left their children behind as they offered us the gracious hands of Christ.

David and Sara sent their warm greetings in the form of personal gifts. The handmade bookmarks are personally decorated and autographed. As we inserted them into our Bibles the love so many have extended to us began to wipe away the trials of the last month.

God is carrying us as we go through the faithfulness of His plan and the prayers of His people.

Our time in worship this morning was deep and rich. We sang praises to our God and King with our brothers and sisters. Pastor Farnik opened the Word with care and confidence. The prayers of the saints spoke of loving hearts. 

Miluška is a fellow worshipper. This picture of her was taken when we met at a café to celebrate her birthday. She told me about her family as she shared family photos.

At church she came to both of us to tell us of her love and promise to pray for us during our time away. Her eyes were filled with tears as she held Curt's hand to say good-bye.

If it wasn't so late I would take a photo of Curt asleep beside me so that you could see him too. But it is that late and we have to leave for the airport at 4:30am. So instead I'll finish this blog with a request that you pray for us throughout the day. Then I'll close my computer and try to sleep.

May our gracious God watch over you with His faithful promises. 

"Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The LORD is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does."  Psalm 145:12-14



  1. You two are COVERED by the prayers of hundreds and by the hands of God. Know that. You're being kept. Love travels with you.

    1. And Love has carried us safely to New Hampshire. Hallelujah!

      Thank you to ALL who are covering us in prayer! God knows we need it.