First day in the mountains.
Faucets. We take them for granted at home. They are everywhere and the water is always safe to drink. Not so in Ecuador - drink from the wrong tap and you'll regret it in 4-6 hours. You may even end up with worms and such (easily treated but creepy nonetheless).
You can only trust certain taps, like the ones in the mountain camp. Here there is a US grade water filtration and treatment system that makes the water safe. Or so I am told. It's really an act of trust, drinking water from the tap here. We have to decide to trust Steve T and his staff to keep us safe.
It's the same with our lives. We must decide if Jesus can be trusted with our lives or if we'll stay in charge. Jesus says come to him for living water (John 7:37). Now that's a tap! But you have to decide to believe. Jesus leaves us no room to believe he was just a great teacher. Either he was absolutely mad when he declared "I am the way, the truth and the life," John 14:6, or he was exactly who he said he was. So, who are you going to trust?
We have a gentle morning, we're not heading out until 11am. We'll practice VBS a little and then head to a school for the afternoon. You realize, of course, we'd all be arrested and charged in the US for doing what we are about to do freely in Ecuador. Ironic, isn't it?