Oodnadatta and Indulkna, SA, Saturday 31 August 2013

And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. (John 1:5-7, NKJV)

The Light has been there in this world.  The darkness could never extinguish it or comprehend it.  This Light has been the true life, reviving the souls of God’s people in the world.  What if John did not testify to this Light?  Could the people get it without John’s witnessing?   I don’t know the answer.  And yet, the fact was that many people (even if not all the people) were definitely helped by John’s testimony to get to this light, that revived their souls.  God wants to use human witnessing to help His people to get this Light, the living Word of God.

What the people really need in the outback country is the living Word of God, which revives their souls, heals their wounds, and restores their true identity.  When they know that they are truly beloved children of God and belong to the Kingdom of God, they would know that they are not aliens of this country, but the first care takers of this great land of Holy Spirit.  They have the right and authority to embrace and forgive the late comers, the recent European or Asian or African migrants.   It is not the government organisations or institutional churches but the people who have seen the Light, that can witness to the Light and therefore help restoring God’s people in the wilderness.

The team members of the Elijah Ride are made of infants, children, teenagers, men and women from different backgrounds.  Yet they have the same desire.  That is to witness to the true Light, that revives the souls of God’s people in the wilderness of this country. They have moved from one community to the other since they started their journey in Davenport Aboriginal Reserve, Port Augusta.  The people of the communities embraced them, as if they have been waiting for the team and their message of God’s kingdom.  They had fellowship with the team and invited into their lives.  The Elijah Ride is about relationships: Restoring relationship with our Loving Father in heaven, building relationship with God’s people isolated in remote country towns of Australia.

The team will get to Alice Springs next week.  I will take three Korean young worshippers next Wednesday and will worship our heavenly Father together.  The team will stay there for a few weeks, witnessing to the Light through fellowshipping with the people there.  We are in need of your on-going prayer supports!