On Sunday, we welcomed John and Julie Wright. They work diligently to restore hope and dignity to those who are hurting, helpless, and lost in Central Asia. They come alongside Kyrgyz people to equip, support, teach, and serve the people of Kyrgyzstan. You can learn more about how lives are being changed on their website https://actofkindness.blogspot.com.
There’s a freedom and excitement that comes with knowing exactly what God wants you to do and exactly where He wants you to be—even if you find yourself in tough situations. On Sunday, John shared a conversation he had with his mentor just before he had set out to the mission field. His mentor asked him what’s the absolute worst that can happen. “Probably living under some bridge somewhere!” But then he continued, “If you are where God wants you to be and you find yourself living under a bridge, it’s because the Holy Spirit wants you living under a bridge. And if you are living under a bridge with the Holy Spirit and Christ Himself is sitting at the right hand of the Father interceding for you, then I want to be under the bridge with you!”
The view from on top of a bridge looks great—everything is nice and neat. The vistas are pristine and clean. The air is fresh and pure. But it’s often under bridges where ministry takes place. It’s dirty. It’s dark. It’s dank. Without the difficult unseen work below, the bridge wouldn’t have the integrity to stand. So if you find yourself under a bridge with the Holy Spirit, take heart…and know that your work is not in vain!