… imagery …

Faces.  Clothes.  Fingers.  Dirt on fingernails.   Smiles.  Toothless smiles.  Airport.  Pearson International.  Phnom Penh International.  Heat.  Dust.  Bloom Cafe.  Cupcakes.  A lot of cupcakes).

White males.  Asian males.  Local traffickers.  Female traffickers.  Boys.  Girls.  A lot of boys.  A lot of girls.

God’s love.  God’s love.  God’s love.  Jesus’ hands.  Jesus’ heart.  Jesus’ feet.  God’s words.  God’s promises.  God’s faithfulness.  God’s love.  God’s love.  God’s love.  God loves this nation.  God loves Khmer people!!

Psalm 118 I prayed this morning for our dear brother, Reaksa, and this passage ministers me as much.

5 When hard pressed, I cried to the LORD;
he brought me into a spacious place.
6 The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?
7 The LORD is with me; he is my helper.
I look in triumph on my enemies.

15 Shouts of joy and victory
resound in the tents of the righteous:
“The LORD’s right hand has done mighty things!
16 The LORD’s right hand is lifted high;
the LORD’s right hand has done mighty things!”
17 I will not die but live,
and will proclaim what the LORD has done.
18 The LORD has chastened me severely,
but he has not given me over to death.
19 Open for me the gates of the righteous;
I will enter and give thanks to the LORD.
20 This is the gate of the LORD
through which the righteous may enter.
21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me;
you have become my salvation.

22 The stone the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone;
23 the LORD has done this,
and it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 The LORD has done it this very day;
let us rejoice today and be glad.

25 LORD, save us!
LORD, grant us success!

26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD.
From the house of the LORD we bless you.[b]
27 The LORD is God,
and he has made his light shine on us.
With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession
up[c] to the horns of the altar.

28 You are my God, and I will praise you;
you are my God, and I will exalt you.

29 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
his love endures forever.

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