Well, I’m here in the Charles DeGaulle Airport in Paris using one of the computers in the airport. I’m not sure whether I can get my satellite modem working or not, but it doesn’t matter at this point, does it?
My friend Larry and I have completed the first leg of our trip. We leave in about three hours for Mumbai (formerly Bombay). That will be another 8 hours. Then tomorrow we’ll take one more plane over to our first destination, Visakhapatnam. There I’ll spend three days working with pastors and worship leaders on principles of God-honoring worship.
Being in a country where English isn’t the primary language reminds me again that this world is not our home. How comfortable I get in my normal surroundings, as though the pleasures of this present world were all I had to enjoy!
1 Peter 2:11-12 reminds us: Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.
I’m sure that as I arrive in India, I’ll see even more clearly that we are but sojourners in this life. The best is yet to come.
Lord willing, my next post will be from India.