Recalculating

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Orchids that we did not even “plant” — isn’t God’s creation amazing?

Traveling between Kenya and the U.S. is a privilege but at the same time a nagging challenge. We just returned from a 3-week trip that included precious times with the DOVE family, two of our children, my father and my brother and family. Despite the joys, going back and forth often feels like quite a jolt. Since I’m not good at thinking about a situation when I’m not physically present in it, arriving back home requires starting ‘from scratch’ to organize tasks and schedules. The travel ends up making life a very stop-and-go kind of ride. It requires recalculating.

But that’s totally nothing compared to the recalculating that the disciples had to do after Jesus’ death. Everything they had expected came crashing down. A king for the nation of Israel, an earthly reign, a position on his right or left (or at least in his cabinet) – that is what they were gearing up for. Now it was not only a change of rules, it was a different game.

The cross that we commemorate in this season represents all we must die to if we will truly live as Christ did. But the cross was also a big-time recalibration moment for this King’s followers.

Yes, ALLELUIA, He rose again. Their despair did not last long. They quickly realigned their expectations, re-evaluated His words, and reinterpreted scripture in the light of Christ’s victory over death.

“The old has gone; the new has come.” A new covenant. New plans. New power. New hope. New life! HAVE A BLESSED EASTER!

~ Diane

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About Omondis In Kenya

Ibrahim and Diane Omondi serve on the DOVE Christian Fellowship International Apostolic Council, giving oversight to the region of Africa. They have been ministering together in Kenya since 1984 and now oversee the work of more than 100 congregations in four nations. They also give leadership to the missions thrust of DOVE Africa which includes 14 Kenyan and Ugandan missionaries serving among unreached people groups in these nations. The Omondis direct Springs of Africa, a non-profit organization sponsoring micro-finance, community development and various education initiatives.
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One Response to Recalculating

  1. Grace Robuck says:

    Diane, May you and Ibrahim have a most Blessed Easter, we have SO much to be thankful for especially as we reflect on all Christ Jesus did for us and the New Life that brings!

    Love & Prayers,

    Grace

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