For days I have had this sense that God is bringing His army of angels to Liberia. Perhaps it’s because I keep hearing so much about how our dear brothers and sisters feel like they are once again on the front line of a war. Here is a recent quote from a story of yet another doctor being put into quarantine after losing a staff member from their private clinic, “They are paying a high price for doing their job… it’s like a war zone and they are the front line soldiers.”
Perhaps it is the actual landing of 3,000 American military to help build treatment centers and train health workers. I am sure we all hope and pray that they will be our Jesus’ hands and feet.
The song by Chris Tomlin, Whom Shall I Fear keeps playing in my head…“I know who goes before me, I know who stands behind, The God of angel armies, Is always by my side, The one who reigns forever, He is a friend of mine, The God of angel armies, Is always by my side…”
I am beginning to realize that God is bringing many battalions of his workers to Liberia and Sierra Leone—the courageous healthcare workers, the American military, the survivors who are now stepping up to care for the potentially infected orphans and each of us. I pray that we will serve in this battle as God calls us, as prayer warriors and with a generous heart. There is still a long battle ahead; the peak of the Ebola’s spread has not yet hit West Africa.
Please pray with me that West Africa will feel the presence of the One who reigns forever and they will feel this presence through our love, our prayers, and our offerings.
We have months to go—we have many families to feed. We pray daily for their continued protection and wellbeing.