The Healing Power of Touch

Looking out the window of the bus, I was overwhelmed with what my eyes were drawn to.  What seemed like a sea of children were walking towards us.  They all had the same, sorrowful look in their eyes.  We had not yet approached the clearing, yet they were walking towards us, anticipating our arrival.  Later estimates would place the …

A Season of Hiddenness

“I have had enough, Lord.”  The words of the prophet Elijah, from 1 Kings 19 could easily have been written by me.  Overcome by discouragement, exhaustion, and grief, Elijah’s prayer communicated his desire for the Lord to relieve him from the pressures of his life.  Weary from battle, from ministering to a stubborn people, and …