Is it possible for one to actually summarize a week of vibrant life in one blog post?
I don’t believe so.
It is, however, possible to offer a small glimpse of the beauty of the life lived within that time.
How can a country that has been through so much heartache and pain offer such beauty? How can a country that was completely devastated offer such splendor? It must be noted that the Rwandan people are perhaps, by nature, the friendliest people alive. It also must be noted that the Rwandan people have every reason to abandon all trust, not only in one another, but in those who travel to Rwandan from foreign nations. What reason has this nation to be moving in the radiance of abundant beauty?
Overflowing grace of God.
God is ALIVE in Rwanda. I can feel Him wherever I look. I can feel Him on the ground beneath my feet. I can feel Him in the wind against my face. I can feel Him in the sun shining down on my shoulders. I can feel Him in the warmth of a child’s hand as I walk down the street. I can feel Him in the smile of a widow at the bus stop. I can feel Him as I wake and as I sleep. God is occupying every bit of space within this nation.
If He is here, and He is, He obviously has a plan and a purpose.
His plan, purpose, and fire will transform this nation.
How will this happen? What will He do? Where will He begin?
When I look into their eyes, I am undone. Not because they are beautiful, though they are, but because when I look into their eyes, I find myself gazing into the fiery eyes of Jesus Christ. His eyes are love. His eyes are joy and compassion. His eyes are mercy and grace. And I am completely undone.
His love for the children is far greater than we, in our fleshly state, can ever imagine. He wants to transform each and every one of them so they may be ready to change the world. They will go to nations. They will preach the gospel to the ends of the Earth. They are poor, but so rich in all they have to offer. The smiles on their faces carry the love of Jesus in a way that cannot be described. It’s just a matter of time before they impact this life in a way that will never be forgotten.
These are the children that will make a mark which cannot be erased. Get ready, world. The children of Rwanda are about to do something great. There won’t be a single corner of the Earth that is untouched. The love of God, through the Rwandan children, is relentless.
It is exploding.
No one is safe.