Last night while I could not sleep, I was thinking of all the wonderful and special people I have met over this time while I am in Asia and how many of them are with the Lord right now. Names like uncle Olong, Durasi, anti Eppie just to mention a few. It was heartbroken to see them suffering before they could make their journey to the Lord.
Recently I was faced with another difficult situation again. My dad fell ill and I had to help him over 2months while I was home. What a pleasure and privilege to help my dad. We met this farmer called Kallie in 1973 when we made the big trek to Namibia, away from South Africa and all its problems. He took us, my older brother and me and mum under his wings and raised us up as his own children. He was our role model as we had no example before. He taught us the fine things in life like shooting with a slingshot and hunt and all the things boys are suppose to do. But most of all he was a dad for us where we could find our peace and love from. No problems were ever to too big for him. We lived us a happy family together with Brother Werner and sister Elizma and really enjoyed being part of this family. God really blessed us all together as a family.
It was great to see this man being transformed by God and the way he called on to God. I watched him as he grew in God and was amazed how solid he was in his walk with God. As a farmer he believed in simple things and God was just the right person.
Today I am so happy to know that my dad is with the Lord sitting at his feet. For all we know, he is sitting now with uncle Durasi, Olong and anti Eppie and talk, what a sight that would be.........Wish I could sit on that table as well. O, my, the day will come when we also can sit at the feet of our Lord.
Anton prayed the other night:” Lord, oupa Kallie is not here on earth anymore, so we cannot take responsibility and looking after him anymore. Now it is Your responsibility to look after him. Can you please take good care of him, Lord.” Let the simplicity of a child’s prayer be a lesson to us all.
Living every day as if it is the last
Mordegai for us all