Monday, May 10, 2010

Life is but a vapor…

James 4:14 has really been on my heart recently. “You do  not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.”

Recently I was asked by Taylor’s nanny to visit her cousin, Boitumelo (Bo-ee-too-may-low). About 2 weeks ago, Boitumelo’s 3 month old little boy passed away. When I was asked to do this visit, I have to be honest and tell you I did NOT want to go. I prayed about it and I knew that this is something I definitely needed to do, but I did not yield to this right away. I shed many tears over this little one that was so abruptly taken away from this earth and I did not want to go out to this village and cry as I was supposed to be the one encouraging and praying for this mourning mother. When talking with the local pastor here, he told me that it’s ok to go out there and cry with the mother as it shows her how much I care for her and her situation.

So this past Wednesday, I made the journey to a village about 25 minutes away called Malapowabojang. We were able to visit with Boitumelo and one of her brothers whose name was Sunday Times, he obtained this name because he knows all that goes on in the village. I was able to witness to Sunday Times as he clearly does not have Jesus in his life and after he left, I was able to spend some time alone with Boitumelo. Almost everyone here has a cell phone, and she had a phone that had a camera on it. She had taken pictures of this little babies short life and wanted to show me. As I sat beside of her, she flipped through 30 pictures with the last being this little one in his coffin. I have to tell you my heart was broken for this mother and many tears were shed with her, but I tried to relay to her that our God is sovereign and loving and that this little ones life was not in vain. I have realized that sometimes people just need someone to cry with and to talk with when something like this happens.

Please pray for Boitumelo as she continues to mourn the loss of her child. I plan on continuing to minister to her…she is supposed to come to our house for lunch one day this week or next week and I plan on sharing my testimony with her and diving a little deeper to understand if she has a relationship with Jesus Christ.  Also pray for Sunday Times, her brother, that he would come to know Jesus as his Savior.

Christ’s humbled servant,

Amanda

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