{Day 2} It All Started with a Western Caribbean Cruise…

“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 1:6 (NASB)

It all started with a Western Caribbean cruise in February. You know, the one I said I would write about, but never did. Yeah. That one. At the Coxen Hole port on Roatan Island, Honduras, to be exact.

Beyond the beautiful beaches (and oh my, beautiful is an understatement!), as we wandered into the local community near the port on a mission to find a Bojangles (that we never did locate…), it was in the faces of curious children, in the glances of store owners, in the laundry hanging on clotheslines, in the street traffic, in the everyday reality of local culture … poverty, brokenness, and need.

But not just a practical need (though there was that, too) … it was a need for hope, it was a need for truth, it was a need for a Savior.

And as I left that port to get back on the ship, I began to feel the weight of conviction, of confusion, and of my own brokenness.

What could I do to meet such a vast, extensive need?

How could anything I have to offer ever be adequate?

And why did the Lord interrupt my vacation for crying out loud?!

But the prompting of the Holy Spirit was there. And it demanded a response.

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5 thoughts on “{Day 2} It All Started with a Western Caribbean Cruise…

  1. Stefanie Brown (@stefanieybrown)

    I’m loving where this story is leading. We recently celebrated our 10 anniversary in Hawaii which allows me to completely relate to what you’re sharing. He’s always around us and is especially seen and remembered when observing his amazing creation. There is a quite confidence in remembering.

  2. Stefanie

    I completely relate to your post. Last April my husband and I went to Hawaii for our 10th anniversary. The beauty was overwhelming and the quiet rest was much needed; however, I couldn’t get away from HIM. He, through His majestic beauty was everywhere, reminding me of who He is, His power, peace, creativity and strength. A God which surely demands our confidence.

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  4. christa jean

    “It all started” are some of my favourite words to start a sentence with! I like you! I’ve been trying to visit one of the 31 Days blogs each night, yours caught me eye. Bless you on your journey!

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