Every week we offer a prayerful reflection from a member of the Unbound community. This week our reflection is from Bilingual Sponsor Services Communication Liaison Benjamin Haley.
On a recent awareness trip to El Salvador, I was moved by the vibrant faith of the people there. It was a great encouragement for me to meet sponsored friends and Unbound staff who have faith in God to move forward, despite the circumstances many of them are facing. These families are dealing with violence from gangs, the aftermath of a war and many other difficulties, but they continue on in the midst of the struggle to improve their lives.
At the beginning of my trip, I found a verse that became a theme for me during my time there and has become a challenge for me to live out since I have returned. “In the morning let me hear of your mercy, for in you I trust. Show me the path I should walk, for I entrust my life to you.” (Psalm 143:8)
This verse speaks of hearing, trusting, walking and giving. I was blessed to see our Unbound family doing those things in El Salvador, and I felt challenged at the same time to do them in my own life.
May we hear and think of God’s mercy, compassion and love. Let us hear of it each day. May God show us the path to walk in our sojourn here, as we walk together and are led by him. Because we have heard and been led, let us trust in the Lord and give our lives to him.
Gracious God, open our ears to hear your voice. Lead our feet on your path as we walk with you and in solidarity with others. Fill our lives with your presence and peace as you bless and make use of us. Amen.