In His Time
By Denise Davis
I spent 3 weeks in northwest Asia teaching English language methods and socializing with local teachers in the Drylands. The population is made up mostly of a minority people group who settled in the northern parts of this country hundreds of years ago. I found the “trainees” (student teachers) to be extremely warm, friendly, respectful, and eager to learn. Their English comprehension was minimal as there is no opportunity to hear or practice the language in their daily lives.
My experience was a time of wonder where I witnessed touching moments of the human spirit. It was also a time for spiritual growth and an opportunity to speculate about God’s plan for a greater picture than anyone could ever imagine. I began to see that all our individual efforts however small are pieces of a mosaic, which has been planned and will eventually be completely by Him in His time.
“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart but even so people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.” –Ecclesiastes 3:11