This post is in honor of my brother and his family. We have had the privilege of enjoying them nearby for the past six months, but now it is time once again to send them off to West Africa.
The photo above is again from Timothy Botts's rendering of Handel's Messiah. In case you can't see it well, it reads "How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things." (Romans 10:15)
Botts notes the following: "Some of the most beautiful people I know are missionaries of the gospel. There is a loneliness about this melody, much like the path they are called to travel. Just as missionaries do not bring attention to themselves, I have placed the visual emphasis on their message."
Amen. We love you guys! We don't want you to go, but go you must, and we bless you.