A CLOUD LIKE A…

Posted: August 8, 2009 in Uncategorized
Sometimes it seems that we see the plans of God at a distance.  They aren’t clear and well defined.  Maybe they come to us a thought, or a good idea, or a dream, vision, or strong desire.  And they over time become clearer and something that we begin to get a hold of.
It seems that much of what we do here in Haiti started out as a seed that grew and developed over months and even years.  It is not all that dissimilar to a pregnancy where after nine months the child who was alive but largely unseen in the womb, now lives outside the womb for all to see.
Recently I wrote a blog where I spoke of restavecs  (child slaves) here in Haiti and it touched the hearts of several that wrote to me and wanted to know what we are going to do about it and how they can help. 
I can’t yet see it clearly as it is still a ways off, but something is stirring and will come into focus as God in the time of waiting does a work in us and prepares the hearts of others who will join us in ministering to the restavecs. 
It could mean a top notch, orphanage for 10-20 max.  It could mean …well I’m not sure yet, but I see something,
It reminds me of the story found in 1kings 18.  Elijah had predicted a drought and it hadn’t rained for a few years.  Now he said that it was going to rain and he sent his servant to go look toward the sea and he went and came back and said, “There is nothing there.”   Seven times Elijah said, “Go back.”   And then in verse 44 we read, “The seventh time the servant reported, ‘A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.’  And later on we read that the small cloud that wasn’t seen until the seventh look was the beginning of strong winds, a heavy rain, and the end of the drought.
Well I am in the looking stage and I see something but I can’t yet tell what it is.  But I will keep looking.  Hey maybe there are some reading this who will look with me.

John McHoul

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