I just want to post to say that I’m humbled. I’m grateful. I’m blessed and I’m thankful. There are a lot of reasons for this.
First and foremost, I’m humbled by the fact that God loves me. I’m a messed up dude.. Even still, he loves me, and he’s given me this thing called grace.. He loves me even though I don’t deserve it. All this http://www.christianpost.com/news/what-is-god-s-grace-30898/ is so true about me. He’s a God of second chances, and let me tell you, I’d be dead, or worse without grace and without that second chance.
I’m also thankful for my wife who is like God in so many ways, but I’m most thankful for her grace and love which like God’s is undeserved.
I’m thankful for my kids who also love me, even though.. you guessed it.. I don’t deserve it.
I’m thankful to be here in Uganda. There are times when it’s impossibly hard, but I’m happy to be here because I get so many chances to do good, to help people. God doesn’t care about this, because no matter how much “good” I do, the “karmic scales” will never balance out. But I’m human and I love opportunities to do good because they take the focus off of me and give me a perspective that’s healthy. The truth is, I’m happiest and most at peace when I’m doing things to help people, even when it’s stupid-sounding stuff like computer repairs. It’s important to them and their ministries and I know what it’s like to be frustrated by a problem that’s outside your ability or knowledge.
Last but not Least, I’m thankful for the people that support this work. Money and time don’t grow on trees, so when a volunteer or donor parts with their money, time or gear to help us out, it encourages me and keeps me going.
Some of you might think this is a stupid post, but it had to be said. I’m humbled. I’m grateful. I’m blessed and I’m thankful.