I remember where I was sitting when he spoke up.
Friends, there is kind of a big deal we need to acknowledge. Guess what?! As of this summer, we (as in, you, us, our students--HIS CHASE) have been at this school sponsorship thing for FIVE years. I can't even believe it. Praise GOD for all He has provided over that time.
I was recently listening to a radio broadcast, as I drove around town. The host described the need that exists in each of us---to be genuinely loved and to love others. We were created to both give and receive care. Our souls house an innate desire to give ourselves to God first, and then to others. That's the way it's supposed to work. But, so many things can stand in the way of that happening.
One of our family's favorite series is The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. In the fifth book, The Voyage of the Dawntreader, one child asks another, "Who is Aslan? Do you know him?" The other child responds, "Well--he knows me."
Many are familiar with the stories of Narnia, and know that Aslan represents God, as He gently but fiercely guides and protects the children through their journey in Narnia.
I love the significance of this one line. Those four words demonstrate the power of simply being known.
After Mark's recent visit to Rwanda, these four words also symbolize the transformation he witnessed at every turn.