Here is my servant, whom I uphold,
my chosen one in whom I delight;
I will put my Spirit on him,
and he will bring justice to the nations.
2 He will not shout or cry out,
or raise his voice in the streets.
3 A bruised reed he will not break,
and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.
In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;
4 he will not falter or be discouraged
till he establishes justice on earth.
In his teaching the islands will put their hope. Isaiah 42 ”
This is the scripture that has been ringing in my ears for the last few weeks.
The deepest reality – even in Moria Camp, when surrounded by heartbreak and crisis and loss – is still not the suffering of the people. The deepest reality is the faithfulness of the Lord. He rarely comes in loud and flashy and swat-team style, He usually comes in quieter and gentler. But under the surface, even when the water is tumultuous on the surface, is always a calm current of His faithfulness.
I’ve seen that in dozens of ways this week and my faith and love for Jesus is growing and I pray that other’s faith is growing as well. It’s impossible to tell you how impacting this is, but I’m working on ways to shake down the stories and tell them in helpful ways.
Until then, here’s an update video from the little fishing town (Skala Loutron, Lesvos) where we are staying. The ship belongs to YWAM (called the Next Wave ship) and they use it to get to hard to reach places around the Mediterranean.
I still walk around saying, “Is this real life??” It’s as idyllic as it looks.