Sunday, October 16, 2016
I've asked myself this question on a number of occasions while traveling to over 7 countries in the past 5 months.
Why Me Lord?
Why did I get the opportunity to travel to so many places and see so many things? Why was I born into an American passport? Where I can practically go anywhere on a tourist visa.
While I'm not rich by American standards, I wonder why I escaped the traps of being born into "third world" (I hate this phrase btw) poverty where I wouldn't even know what the next city over looks like because I was too poor to afford a bus ticket. So all I could do is sit, wait and hope to survive the next day.
I think about this privilege of travel so much that I just get so overwhelmed with emotion that brings me to tears that so many people never get to see the world. Only through the lens of technology such as a tv, movies or the internet can people get a glimpse. But so often those images are skewed and genuine/authentic experiences are a far off notion.
True some people have no desire to travel or go anywhere, but so many people do and never even get a chance in their lifetime to actually step foot in those dreamt about places. So it is with this attitude of gratitude that makes me want to thank God all the more for ALL the many travel doors that God has opened. For ALL the interactions from people from all over the world- I know my life has truly been enriched and I am being transformed more and more into the image of God the more I interact with all of the created.
Gods grace is truly being shone through like a multi-colored prism that reflects the glory and beauty of who God is. We are all different but all the same in so many ways. I am seeing first hand just how much and I am being filled in the process.