Yet to Come (poem by me)

What if Grandma’s baking was the best smell ever?
What if baby skin is the softest matter we’ll caress?
What if the first kiss is the last time our hearts’ll flutter?
If this world is all there is for us, then there’s nothing else left.

But if heaven exists, then the best is yet to come,
We have never felt a cloud tuck us in at night,
We still haven’t smelled truly fragrant blossoms!
We haven’t felt the unmitigated love of Christ.

Surely the Lord is there waiting for you and me,
He holds an unimaginable joy for us in eternity.

“…’no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no human mind has known.’ God has prepared these things for those who love him.” 1Corinthians 2:9 (NIRV)

Best 5 Missionary Books

Today’s blog recommends five amazing missionary books. Reading about Christian missionaries reminds us how active God is in the modern world and the ways in which He continues to expand His kingdom. Here is the list of brilliant books about Christian missionaries:

  1. God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew is about a Dutch Christian who smuggled Bibles into many European countries when they were forbidden due to communism.
  2. The Heavenly Man by Paul Hattaway is written about a Chinese man named Brother Yun who suffered terrible persecution in his own country because of his faith.
  3. Bruchko by Bruce Olson captures the story of a young American who was determined to share Christ with a notorious Indian tribe in South America.
  4. A Cry from the Streets by Jeannette Lukasse tells the story of Dutch missionaries who felt called to care for poor orphans living on the streets of Brazil.
  5. City of Tranquil Light by Bo Caldwell weaves together the real experiences of a variety of missionaries into one beautiful fiction book about an American couple living as missionaries in China.

These incredible books will inspire you to seek God’s will for your life and trust in His provision no matter the circumstances. (These titles could probably be borrowed from a local library. If not, they can be purchased on nearly any major bookseller site.)

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