I remember the long walk up a hill to a church in the mountains and attending a wedding in Africa.  This was the spot where the reception would be held.  The silhouette of this women intrigues me every time I see it.  She is waiting to wait.  She is preparing to prepare and serve.  She is there to do whatever the Bride and the Groom need to have done.  Is she happy, jealous, nervous?  Can’t tell.  All we know is that she is there at service.

Jesus came to serve and wait on us.  He gave himself for us that we can serve as well.  Our friends in Africa are working and serving one another out of love for Christ.  We as their partners continue to work with them and pray for them as they do for us.