Tuesday has been a travel day, down river. Just before Noon we gathered outside, in the beautiful sunshine, to watch our Ship pass through one of the Dneiper River Locks. Locks are an amazing River & Canal concept as one travels up or down the waters elevation. Today was the first time many of us had seen such an adventure. It was amazing to watch our Ship squeeze in between the giant concrete walls, guided so gracefully by the Master Pilot.The water lowered our vessel some 50 to 60 feet.
We stood almost breathless as the huge wall in front of us slowly began to open. We were literally down inside the dark walls of the Lock. But just beyond that old stained barrier began to appear the bright sunshine, the glistening river, and the lush wheat fields beyond. It seemed for a minute that time stood still. Can you imagine what it will be like to watch Heavens Gates of Pearl swing open for us someday? Our Captain will have so masterfully guided us home!!!
That’s the message we’ve come to share. There IS hope, and eternal life, beyond this world’s old barriers.Pray that the tender hearts we’ll share this with, in tomorrow’s two Orphanages.
– Bob Crawford –