How do you summarize a dream trip? I can’t possibly compress all of the sweet moments, the laughter, the incredible views, and the deep fellowship from our #europeaninvasion22fifty trip. I’ve scanned the pics so many times, hoping to come up with a few that will paint a picture for you, but it’s so hard to choose!
I could’ve posted hundreds more on Instagram than what I did, but it’s impossible to convey through pixels all the wonder we experienced on our adventure.
If you missed the post that explained the reason for this trip, I hope you’ll take a look back and read that by clicking here, and today’s post will make more sense. We were the “six sojourners”: my mom, my sister-in-law, her two daughters, a close family friend, and me. We had a rigorous schedule: two nights in Paris, two nights in London, two nights in Liverpool,
two nights in Rome, then back to London for a night before heading back to the U. S. We were exhausted by the end of it, but with that sweet kind of depletion that comes from being spent in sheer enjoyment.
Everywhere we went, we met beautiful people of different ethnicity, speaking different languages, impacted by completely different customs and cultures—but each person was created by the same Creator. And each has a story. Each has a deep need for redemption.
Throughout our travels, I kept thinking about how each one needs the gospel. I kept lifting up prayers as I went, asking God to spread His glory throughout the earth, that all may know that He alone is God.
[box]May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, (Selah) that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations.
Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you!
Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you! The earth has yielded its increase; God, our God, shall bless us.
God shall bless us; let all the ends of the earth fear him! [/box]