arnica. eighteen. new zealand. christian. single. reading. writing. friends. love. happiness. faith. hope. music.
I am just a simple girl from a simple town. Theres nothing fancy about me that calls for any special attention. I just want to be remembered as the girl that lived a life worth living.
eyes may provide sight. But it’s the heart which gives insight.
. . .Only God can lead you to the Sunshine and the rainbow after every storm.. Remember there is a Hand that is reaching for yours It's up to you to grab hold of it. . .
- Imam Ali (via rinnyy)
Before I say anything, I just want to ask a question. How many of you are aware of the displacement and fear in Burma at the moment? How many of you know, or have heard of, what has been happening for a while now?
I certainly had no idea before I was standing along that border and hearing stories from the students that I taught and spent time with for two weeks. Even now, I still don’t know much of what is going on, and that is how it is for so many people. The stories of the Burmese have just been ignored, rejected, forgotten.
I’m going to share a true story with you that I was told while I was over there a couple of months ago…
The Country of Burma (on the border of Thailand) is almost at a civil war. There are hideous things happening there, and a lot of it is not publicized.
You may have heard of the Free Burma Rangers. Well, they are a group of people who are resisting the attacks of the government soldiers and are going around saving people from villages and taking in the wounded.
They risk their lives everyday to go into previously raided villages to pull out those whose legs have been blown off by land mines, save girls who have been raped, and help those who are lost.
They are God’s light in Burma, and they are hated by those who do the raiding.
One day, a group of Free Burma Rangers had just entered a village that had just been ransacked. They found some critically wounded people that immediately needed attention. After gathering everyone up, they headed back out the way they came. However, once they were on the road the scout they had sent out to check for safety came back exhausted and petrified. The government soldiers were coming for them, and they were only minutes away.
Fearing for their lives and for the wounded they were carrying, the Rangers didn’t know what to do. They tried to get everyone off the road but could hear the Soldiers coming, so knew it was going to be too late.
One day in Church in Thailand, one of the ladies had a very strong sense to pray for the Free Burma Rangers, God had laid them on her heart. So she gathered up a group of prayer warriors and started to pray unceasingly to God for protection and safety for these amazing people.
About two weeks later, a Burmese man came to visit the Church. He told stories about the wonderful things the Free Burma Rangers had been doing in the country.
He also told them about how two weeks ago something incredible happened. The Rangers had just cleared a village of wounded when they heard the Soldiers coming to attack.
As the Soldiers came around the corner the Rangers prepared themselves for torture and death. They waited…but nothing happened. The Soldiers walked right past them without even seeing them.
….If God can blind the soldiers to save the Free Rangers, then He can get you through whatever you’re going through….