This is one of my favorite pictures. There is something about it that encapsulates for me some of the beauty of Africa and when I see it I can actually recall the smells and the sounds of the Mara. It also brings to mind the words of Ecclesiastes 3 – “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” We have eternity set in our hearts. We know when we see something beautiful, or hear a beautiful peace of music, or offer up a fervent prayer that we are meant to be here, and yet this is not all there is. These glimpses are reminders of the perfection to come and the glory to be revealed.
About The Author
Rev. Bernhard Seter has been a Pastor in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod for over 42 years. He served on the Board of LCMS World Relief and Human Care for ten years and is now the Chairman of the Board of International Missions. He has been privileged to travel around the world and see the churches' mercy work in action. He is convinced it is not only what we are "compelled" to do because of Christ; it is what we have been baptized for. Christ's love compels us, constrains us, and sends us forth.