What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the rooftops. Matthew 10:27
Asia keeps many beautiful secrets. And to one whose feet touched this new soil just over two weeks ago, Asia is indeed an enigma.
As a staff member visiting our Southeast Asia team overseas, I was in absolute awe. The sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of a foreign culture often leave me like a child, incapable of grasping the world around me. But, even children know when they stand on holy ground.
I found it with this semester’s Southeast Asia students after eight hours of travel into the heart of an unreached people group. We joined a handful of local believers who run a ministry to serve victims of trafficking within their city.
It felt like a typical prayer meeting. They read a passage of Scripture in broken English before they gave way to prayer in their own language.
The Spirit inside me sang with a joy I couldn’t ignore, and my ears were opened to hear what Jesus heard–the beginnings of love from an unreached people group in their native tongue.
I was a stranger in a distant culture, and the things they said to the Lamb Slain were entirely foreign to me. I could only understand one phrase, but it was enough.
My eyes have seen beautiful things during my fleeting stay in Asia. But amongst exotic scenery and ancient ruins, this is the wonder I long to proclaim from the rooftops.