How funny it seems to us the way in which God speaks to His children. He speaks to all of us in different ways, yet often He speaks the same things to us. As each of the members of the team prepared for the trip in a multitude of ways, God gave us images, words, verses, visions, and more.
How does God see India? It’s the second day of orientation and I am caught in the words of our speaker Daniel. I have no idea what these next weeks will bring. Pain? Joy? Anger? Hope? Awakening? Light. That’s the word God keeps giving me. Before this trip, my roommate saw a vision of light erupting in a town. God tells me that even in a place of despair, His light is shining brightly. I want to have open eyes to see it and an open heart to respond to it.
One of the reasons why I wanted to go on the Trek was because, when I was back home in the United States, I had been learning about how my relationship with God is intertwined with my relationship with others. However, after listening to what our guest speaker, Jean Luc, had to share with us today, I’ve learned that my relationship with God encompasses more than just loving my neighbor. It is also interwoven with caring for the environment in which I live, and the systems that I take part in.