“Behold, I will create a new heaven and a new earth.
The former things will not be remembered,
nor will they come to mind.
But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create,
for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight
and its people a joy.
I will rejoice over Jerusalem
and take delight in my people;
the sound of weeping and of crying
will be heard in it no more.” Isaiah 65:17
It’s the Nigerian sky that I’m dreaming of. I dreamed of some of the King’s Kids last night, and I woke up this morning feeling comforted and calm. I am praying to return next summer, that the Lord will open doors and work His perfect timing for it to happen. I know there is a chance I may not be able to go, but I hope and pray that He will send me again. I wonder how those kids are doing – if they are doing well in school, doing their chores, maintaining and growing friendships and relationships, dreaming about their futures, taking care of each other. Though one month has passed since we took this adventure, and the feelings and memories are not as potent as they were right after we returned, for me the sights, sounds, and smells still exist in my brain. If I closed my eyes and concentrated hard enough, I would be back in that hot, humid place. This morning as I opened my Bible, it fell open naturally to the passage above. How fitting to be reminded of the “new Jerusalem” that one of the house ‘mums’, Carol, described the King’s Village as being an example of. Those beautiful kids and staff truly have my heart.