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A change in perspective……..Keri Moore
In 2004 my husband and I sponsored a young orphan girl from Uganda, 9 years old, through Compassion International & The Crossing church. Uganda was the most unimaginable place in the world to me; dark, unexplored, AIDS infested. But we could do one small thing for a child, a stranger. We laughingly joked that God probably was going to tell us to go there but I knew I NEVER would!!!!
In 2005 the church put together a trip to Uganda to visit our sponsored children. When I heard about it I felt sick in the pit of my stomach. I just knew God was going to take me there and I was so scared! Was pretty sure I’d contract AIDS and die or get kidnapped & raped by a group of roaming bad people and every other horrible scenario possible. I also felt that the level of fear I had was in direct proportion to my need to go, to trust God at that same level.
We went….I not only survived but found myself utterly spiritually freed and open to all of the world. I began to get a sense of the world as God saw it; His children, His creation.
One day I was walking down a dirt road, people in front of me and people behind me but completely alone in my space. Everything around me seemed surreal, like my body was there but my spirit felt different, lighter, detached, not really inside me. I got a sudden and overwhelming feeling of complete emptiness. Not the “I’m-so-alone” emptiness but an emptiness like the me I’d known was gone. I wasn’t processing the moment through my own senses, my body felt like a shell, light and thin, and my brain said one thing; “this is who God made me to be and where I am supposed to be”. Even though I was experiencing a loss of myself I was simultaneously experiencing a sense of myself as He made me! No history, no judgments, no over-analyzing, no fear, no worry or concern or even thought of the next moment, just a sense of complete purity. It was the strangest, most beautiful, most inspiring thing that’s ever happened to me. It has never happened again but I KNOW I understood something deeply personal from God in that moment. I also realized that I had to tell people, encourage them, help them somehow get an experience for themselves. My mission became to help others find a connection to God through going into the world. Not my experience but one deeply personal for them.
He is waiting for us to seek Him.
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