Zach has testified that being sick for over a week was a powerful reminder that God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness. Along with weakness comes worry that the reality of today, may become that of tomorrow. Thoughts of cerebral malaria or an unknown sickness taking over his body, increased his dependence on the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.
He found himself awake one morning around 2am, enjoying God’s presence in a new way as he sensed God singing over him, “In the day I feel your love, and at night, you sing to me” from Psalm 42. Also during this time God called him back into intimate relationship with himself that Zach had been longing for. It has been precious to see how this has born fruit in our times with God together. We don’t ask for sickness, but of all the outcomes of a sickness, this is surely the greatest one, a better understanding of God’s strength and presence with us.
Zach is now back to work with the Nigerian missionaries as they raise support to continue the work God has called him to do. It is a fruitful and rewarding, though extremely intense time. Please do continue to pray for them and their families. For health, good communication, and much joy as they see that God is their Providing God!