A few things I’ve learned during my time in Kenya.
- The sweet Kenyan tea that locals so graciously offer us every chance they get is better than any tea in the states.
- Every single person in Kenya, children alike, are way better dancers than me.
- God is ALIVE in Kenya.
I don’t mean he pokes his head around every once in a while on Sunday mornings. I mean God is ALIVE in Kenya. When I pass Kenyan’s on the street, I see it on their faces, I hear it in their voices, and I feel it in their actions.
Why is it that God feels so much more alive in Kenya? Is it because we as Americans have all of our basic needs and necessities taken care of, most of us having wealth in relative excess, why would we ever need God? Or is because we don’t give God anytime. If he doesn’t move in the hour and a half church service or our ten-minute devotion every morning then we don’t have time for him. One verse that keeps coming back to me during this trip is: 2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. “ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ power may rest on me.
I think if we as Americans could lift the figurative curtains from our eyes and acknowledge our own weaknesses that’s when we grow and learn from God the most.