Oh friends, I come to you all with happy tears. Jesus has been putting it on my heart to “rejoice” and be full of the joy He is providing, as I read through major events happening in the lives of those near and far– those in Nigeria, and those near to me.
I would like to give the celebratory news that the Muncy family’s father is making great strides in getting better. He is breathing better, and our prayer is that his lungs continue to heal. So many have covered him in prayer, and we are so excited along with the Muncys to hear of his improvements. Praise Jesus!
I would also love to say that there seems to be a huge update in the war against terror in Nigeria, especially Northern Nigeria. According to those with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, during the former rule of Goodluck Jonathan, Boko Haram held a territory as large as Belgium. Under Buhari, they are now living very sparcely in Nigeria, in “remote forests and across borders.”
While almost 14 million out-of-school children in Nigeria are at-risk for being recruited by Boko Haram, we can all pray that the Lord continues to humble those in Boko Haram, destroying Boko Haram forever. It can seem in our good times that Christ hears us; but we must always remember that Jesus hears us and is working, even when we can’t see it or understand what is going on.
Throughout all of this, all I can say is: Cheers! It is always time to rejoice.
“This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24)
Do you know Jesus?
“For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2)
Jesus died for our sins for the joy set before Him– I would venture to say the joy of us being with Him forever. Learn more about Jesus and what He did for us, here.