Friday, January 15, 2010

pressed but not crushed

Two dear friends, Ben and Katie Kilpatrick, are currently serving in Haiti.

Please read their blog and pray for them.
Pray for restoration, healing, and the fullness of God's peace over the entire nation of Haiti. 

My heart is heavy, saddened, humbled and confused- 
but not without Hope.
"We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies."
2nd Corinthians 4:8-10
"Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will reveal to us later."
Romans 8:18

"Jesus didn’t die to save us from suffering - He died to teach us how to suffer."
Mev Puleo
{via Katie
"If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together." 
Lilla Watson, Aboriginal elder
{via Katie}

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