When Claudia was returning home after a missionary trip to the Philipines, her trip home seemed to have gone terribly wrong.
I lived my life as if something was missing. I was not conscious of this, though, yet I did behave in a manner that demonstrated I was looking for something other than the ordinary.
“For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.”
It all happened on a beautiful sunny Sunday in September of 1999. God showed us how He cares for what is His own. A few of us were working on the building project of the first chapel in Panama City, Panama. We worked hard that day as we were striving to complete the walls of the building.
"The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them" ().
Lord, Save Me
But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
“My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother.”
“For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened” (, ).
After spending 70 years under Babylonian captivity as prophesied by Jeremiah, only a small remnant of about 50,000 people undertook the difficult journey back to Jerusalem.