Some people say that Costa Rica doesn’t have seasons, only wet or dry. I however notice the seasons here not by temperature, but by bugs. As the months change so does each bug season. Right now we have these little winged creatures who only live a day. This is what I wake up to and clean. I am thankful however that most of the bugs that invade our house are harmless.
Last week when Cornelio was biking in the mountains he saw a cow that had just fallen off a cliff and died. After he told the owner, Cornelio helped him butcher the cow. The owner said that Cornelio could take as much meat as he wanted, so he took 30 pounds of meat! He had to walk 2 hours carrying the meat on his shoulder. We are so thankful for that blessing and after giving a lot of the meat away to family and friends we still have abundance! God is so good and creatively continues to provide for all our needs.
Father’s day was celebrated here this month also. In the school we had our students make a father’s day card and write something personal in it. I was surprised at how they struggled not with the English they had to write, but finding meaningful words to put in the card. It was a good reminder to take time out and really tell someone you care. A form of honoring an important person is telling them how much they mean to you. Both Cornelio and I are expressive people, but we are learning that not only do our actions make a difference, but being bold and speaking truth and light into someone’s life or a situation can change the whole environment. That is the kind of change that needs to happen on a more regular basis.
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ.