Monday, May 25, 2009
New Zealand; till we meet again...
Our last night in New Zealand. Can't believe our time here has finished. It's been our home away from home and we're really sad to leave here. Of course looking forward to the next part of the journey, but this part has been so incredibly significant for us. Specifically for our individual walks with Jesus, our walk together with Him and also myself and Jane as a couple. God has been more gracious and near than we could have possibly imagined. He is constantly reminding us that he's so much more gracious, loving, merciful and kind than we can fathom.
We're currently in Auckland. Yesterday we had the awesome pleasure of meeting up with a couple of very good friends (Jay & Erin) of our very good friends (Ferg and Sarah-Jane). So lovely to chat with people who get it. Their love for Jesus is so tangible and resultantly so is their want to bring Jesus to those around them. All aspects of the saving power of Jesus, not just a golden ticket to heaven. It was humbling and inspiring to hear their hearts. I hope we meet again.
At church we had another randomer come up to us with a word from God! It's nearly funny at this stage how much God is speaking to us. He came over to us at the end of church last night and said he had seen us at the earlier service and God told him very clearly to tell us something. He was bang on and it was really encouraging.
Today we had another amazing opportunity to meet a friend of Ferg & Sarah-Jane's called Judith. The love of Jesus is all over that woman and we had such a cool time chatting with her. We could have talked all day. It didn't harm that the coffee and chocolate cake in the coffee shop we were in were exceptionally tasty! It was so great to talk to someone across the other side of the world who has a huge heart for Ireland. We're excited about the possibility that we can be involved in some way with what God is doing at home. He's on the move and we want to be a part of what he's doing in bringing his kingdom to our land.
I've no doubt we're going to have an amazing time in the States and it'll be so different to here because God is a God of new things and continued adventure. Bring it...