Thursday, August 13, 2015

A Work in Progress

July 31 found us on the road again.

We were now on our way from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Burgessville, Ontario and had the art of packing up quickly and traveling  for hours on end down pat.

As classical music played softly in the background, I admired the ever changing land and sky scape.

A few hours into our trip we crossed back into Canada.

Once over the border and out of the city we admired the windmills dotting the fields,

and the farms that went on for miles and miles.

Finally, hours later, we reached our destination; a host family, who owned their own farm.

While Jayden, instantly made new friends, a feverish Justin quickly fell asleep outside on the grass. 

What had started as a feverish Alexander several days ago had now passed on to the next brother in line.

While he slept, I soaked in the beauty of the outdoors. There were beautiful sunflowers,

fresh tomatoes,


and cornfields,

and all kinds of pretty flowers..

That night, after enjoying a nice dinner with our kind host family and putting the kids in bed, I headed outside once again to photograph the sunset.

We then had a nice evening with our host family; sharing with them and getting to know them better as well. 

Then right before bed, I slipped out once more, to try to capture the brilliance of the giant moon.

When I consider the heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained; What is man, that Thou art mindful of Him? and the son of man, that Thou visitest him? (Psalm 8:3-4)

The following morning, after breakfast, we packed up again. This time our destination was Jordan, Ontario. Although not far distance wise, we did have to make multiple stops in various directions to visit supporters and drop of thank you gifts.

By early afternoon we were in Jordan, back at Jason's Aunt and Uncle's place.  It was now Jayden's turn to be sick.

Thankfully he recovered quickly and we enjoyed family get togethers, delicious food and long talks. As our final nights in Ontario came to close we shared with one another the kind of people we were before Christ, and how God had been working in our lives since then; shaping us into the people we are today. People, still failing and falling short, not yet perfected, but in a process. 

But now, O LORD, Thou art our Father, we are the clay, and Thou our Potter; and we are all the work of Thy hands. (Isaiah 64:8)

Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: (Philippians 1:6)

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