iaomai guatemala 2011:: decay
tonite was our last nite in guatemala. we gathered together everyone from the states that was still with us, the translators joined us along with some of the key helps international staff that helped us in huehuetanengo.
its been a long day and i do believe the enemy is working overtime, wanting to discourage and distract me from the good that happened this past week. its nothing new.
after spending a good chunk of the morning and early afternoon looking through photos of the work in huehue, cyndy and i had a chance to get out and have lunch with loida and liza at this joint around the corner…tastey stuff. afterwards cyndy wanted to do some last minute shopping before heading home and didnt want to go on her own.
along the way we ran into what looks like an old church. dont know the history or its current status but what immediately came to mind was the idea of spiritual decay. it may of looked lovely back in the day and even quite grand, but if you were to look at it now…its a question of foundation, being rooted in what is good, that is Christ. if God isnt at the core of who you are, no matter how many mission trips you go on or how many old ladies you help cross the street…the Bible says you have decay, or sin in your life that will kill you spiritually.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
(Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV)
this has been a blessed trip indeed! but unfortunately there are folks who are still dying without Christ…both in Guatemala and in the USA.