“From the sword at noon-day wasting,
From the noisome pestilence,
In the depth of mid-night blasting,
God shall be your sure defense:
He shall charge His angel legions
Watch and ward o’er you to keep;
Though you walk through hostile regions,
Though in desert wilds you sleep.”
Come to find out, the hymn talked about “hostile regions” and “desert wilds”.
Even now, Dr. Grant and the Servant Group team are making their way home. While everyone here at King’s Meadow and in the Franklin community has been earnestly petitioning for their safety, we are constantly reminded that they have answered the call to share the gospel in a land of opportunity despite the risks. As Dr. Grant reminded us before they left:
“Yes, it will be a difficult trip. Yes, it will be a costly trip. Yes, it will be a dangerous trip. But [we are] committed to running toward the roar. Besides, the opportunities our team has been afforded are absolutely incredible. “
Come to find out, he was thinking about more eternal things than “hostile regions” and “desert wilds”.