Nairobi this morning

September 7, 2012

I’m in Nairobi this morning. We’re headed to a town called Nakuru in a little while. Our first class on Wesleyan theology and church history starts this afternoon. We have 40 United Methodist pastors coming to the class.

This morning I read Matthew 14:22-33 during my prayer time, the story of Peter’s attempting to walk out to Jesus on the water. What struck me this morning is Peter’s words to Jesus after he sees Jesus walking on the water toward him and the other disciples: “Lord, if it’s you, order me to come to you on the water.” Isn’t this a strange test of Jesus? If Jesus proves false and fails the test, Peter drowns. If Jesus proves true and passes the test, Peter lives.

We can’t know whether Jesus will take care of us or not until we take that first, risky step of faith. So here I am, here in Kenya of all places, doing something far outside of my comfort zone. Jesus is taking care of me!

At the airport in Nairobi last night, after about 16 hours of flying.

With my friends and fellow teachers, Leslie Watkins and Susan Taylor. We’re in the courtyard of the Hampton House, a Baptist mission house in Nairobi.

One Response to “Nairobi this morning”

  1. Nancy Drake Says:

    Hi — you’re teaching there and you’re teaching us. Thanks for sharing and watch for the lions!
    Nancy


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