Well, I’ve been home for two days and have been contemplating writing this post… I’ve had lots of friends come back from mission trips and not really know how to put what they experienced in words.  I for one never really understood that.  Until now.  Imagine it… me, at a loss for words.  I know, weird huh!

There are so many stories…  so many God moments, well, it’s just hard to describe.  SO, I’m taking some time to process.  Suffice it to say that my heart knows God in a much different way after working through this week.

Tonight, as I watched the Superdome go dark, I couldn’t help but think – oh, the darkness came to the dome too.  So much evil and darkness surrounding this event.  Seemed fitting that the darkness would come to the game.

But, here’s the thing.  When light comes, there is no darkness.  I can’t tell you how I’ve clung to that over the past week.  When light comes, this darkness will be gone for good.  one day (hopefully soon, if I get to vote:-) Jesus is coming again.  And all of this darkness will be gone.  The blackout will NOT change the game. We get to live in confidence knowing who the victor is, no matter how dark it gets.

In the meantime, I want to stay engaged in the game.  I want to be stretched out and ready to play.  I want God to be able to use me when he turns the lights on.

So, tonight I may be overwhelmed by the state of our great nation and how far we’ve allowed ourselves to fall, but I’m also overjoyed by the love our great Father, and the promise that He will never leave us or forsake us.