I was especially touched by a few pictures from Cofradia tonight. Partially because I was there last year ministering to the people of Honduras, and got to see first hand their passion and joy. Joy is something that’s contagious, and their spirit is encouraging to say the least.
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
– Colossians 3:14-15
We have so much to be thankful for in the United States, and yet it seems we are still continually reminded here just how fortunate we are. What does it take to be happy? For some it’s a nice house and a few new cars, but not for the people of Cofradia. The people here are in love with Jesus, the ultimate source of joy!
Below is a photo of a pastor standing proudly in front of his church. It’s not pride in a negative sense in the slightest, but a pride in having a place to lead the people in worship, teaching, and prayer.
This is Jeremiah chapter 9:23 in the flesh, “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight, declares the Lord.”
And then there was this young boy in a field, something that brought me back to the days of my youth. A time before computers, cell phones, and cable television, a time when you had no concept of wealth or poverty. Is this the faith that Jesus talked about?
He has nothing more than what most would consider a piece of trash in his hand. You wouldn’t know it from looking at his face, smiling like Christmas morning.
Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it. – Luke 18:17