Spider waiting in his web.
I watched yesterday morning as a large troop of monkeys went over the roof, through the trees and right up to my window. I stepped outside and watched. When one would notice my presence they would quickly move and jump into the tree. Yet others would just stare as they chewed on pieces of food they had found. The mother and baby was so touching.
I sat and began to watch closely. Then I noticed a spider web as a insect flew into the trap. Multiple spiders raced to the point seeking to capture the meal they had worked so hard for. They had strung webbing across the top of the bushes and plants to provide an almost invisible barrier to capture unsuspecting meals. It flexed with the bush as the wind blew.
Next I noticed the hundreds of ants walking around on the ground. Following one another on invisible trails that seem to have a predetermined purpose. I couldn’t find a single ant that wasn’t moving. Busy about life and each focused on a responsibility for the colony. I see a dozen or so crawling over the remaining seed from a piece of fruit. They have picked it clean.
God is so marvelous. From the smallest to the largest in His Kingdom. Every time I stop and contemplate what He has done I am amazed. And the wonder of God is at my window and all around me when I walk. I am so negligent to stop and take notice.
While in Africa I have been exposed to the spiritual battles that are very obscure in America. Here spiritualism is very obvious. I have seen and experienced it firsthand. There is even a radio station in Johannesburg that interviews Satan worshipers who discuss sending spirits to sift people in other parts of town. The Dark Continent still has a strong influence from ancestral worship, Sangomas (witch doctors), Inyagas (medicine men) and a need to please the ancestors.
But the most exciting time this week was watching the changes in the hearts of Buyela young people. One wrote, Uncle Danny’s teachings have encouraged me to live the Word of God and be obedient to the Word. All the meetings made me realize the Word of God is true. My eyes have been opened to a whole new world. I’ve never been so touched. There has been a new seed planted in my heart and my lifestyle. I can’t wait to reach out to others.
God’s handiwork in our hearts is a true marvel. His Word has such power to change a spirit. Tomorrow I will be preaching at two churches in Bushbuckridge. Please pray that his Word will have the same affect on the hearts of the people.
Thank you so much for praying during this past week. Buyela is now in Mafeking, South Africa beginning their ministry. More wonders will become evident as His Spirit moves.
Four decade veteran of youth ministry in churches, Youth For Christ and now is the Founder and Executive Director of Deeper Still Missions. Danny and his wife Cathy spend most of their time mentoring missionaries in Africa, Europe, Central America and North America. Future opportunities include South America and the Asia Pacific area.