As we placed ourselves in the shelter of the Most High,
We rested in the shadow of theAlmighty.
We said to the Lord, “You are our refuge and our fortress,
Our God in whom we trust.”
He has delivered us from the venom
of the militant Muslim protests across the “10-40 Window,”
even as He called others to pray about this on our behalf.
He has covered us with His feathers
and has kept us snug under His wings.
His love and faithfulness are like a wide-spectrum vaccination,
so we have been able to trust and rest.
Therefore, we did not fear the unfamiliar sounds
and the malaria that stalks by night.
We trusted and ate the food prepared for us by women with typhoid and worms.
We chose to trust Your timing,
even though Entebbe had experienced some cases of ebola.
A thousand may fall by our side, and 10,000 at our right hand,
but Your mercy is bringing us home healthy.
We have seen the degradation of the lives of the wicked,
and the elevation of a life in Christ.
Because the loving, loyal, covenant-keeping God is our Refuge,
no evil was allowed to befall us.
The Lord unexpectedly prepared Pastor Robert to act as a guardian angel,
accompanying us on an 11-hour bus ride across Tanzania,
making certain that the ladies’ tent did not collapse, assisting Doug in translation,
grading papers written in Swahili,
and seeing us safely back to our guest house in the evening.
God controlled our circumstances
because we were so utterly dependent upon Him.
He answered our prayers because we know His Name
and graciously bestowed upon us an unexpected honor
as we were returning home.
He has allowed us to serve Him
with all our inadequacies, flaws, and limitations,
granting us salvation and continuous satisfaction
all of the days of our lives!