A friend of mine enjoys camping in the middle of the woods, alone and far away from people. It doesn’t matter to him if it’s clear, raining, or snowing. He loves to wake up to a cool morning, smell the fresh air, build a campfire and cook his breakfast. I prefer waking up in my own bed, building a fire in the woodstove, having a cup of freshly brewed coffee, and cooking breakfast in the microwave.
Though I’m not much for camping, I have observed that the New Testament uses the imagery of a tent to describe our physical body. “Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in Heaven, not built by human hands.” (2 Corinthians 5:1). This is an appropriate euphemism since tent-life is temporary for most of us. I’m sure you’ve noticed that as we age, the condition of our tent changes. Once strong and flexible, mine now sags, has rips, and is stiffer and much more fragile.
Your donations have helped our partners in India and Rwanda to open their homes to orphans, providing love, security, and so much more. Here, the children hear of the life, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. They learn how to be assured of life forever in a “home” in Heaven.
Your gifts also free up our partners to take this message to parents, to children, to widows and to those who are “overlooked” by society. They want their audiences to receive Jesus, to experience His presence in this life, as well as have the assurance of an eternal “home” with God when it’s time to pack up their tent!