Rainy Night Thoughts of Hope and Righteousness from Honduras

by SOR Mission on October 19, 2012

Some Rainy Night Thoughts from Honduras

It’s late here in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and its one of those tropical rainy season nights.  The rain is falling hard now but by morning as I awake the sun will be coming up and the street will be dry.  What a change from the late night sounds of rain hitting the windows and the roof of our apartment.  At times tonight its fallen so hard it’s been coming in through the window frame.  I’ve had to collect and mop up the excess on the floor.  In so doing I was once again thinking of the Prophet Hosea who comes to my mind often in Hosea 10:12 where he commands Israel and us to plow our fields and to scatter seeds of justice which is also translated as seeds of righteousness – simply doing what is right – and in so doing we will harvest faithfulness and we will see the hope of Honduras on the faces of the struggling women we work with, the hope we see in the younger children, the hope of the single mother without a job and hope for her hungry children.  We need to plow these fields preparing them for the planting of righteousness through our work with those needing to be trained and taught to bring in the harvest of hope through justice – doing what is just and right -  so a rain like tonight’s downpour will continue to bring God’s saving power to the streets and barrios of Tegucigalpa.

Plow your fields, scatter seeds of justice, and harvest faithfulness.
Worship me, the Lord, and I will send my saving power
down like rain.
Hosea 10:12 (CEV)

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