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Thanking God today for the 'coincidences' and constant surprises that we walk right into in places like warehouse stores.
When we went to Africa this past August, John Dina, missionary extraordinaire to Mozambique took 10 days to show us and David and Diana Johnson all of the places, people and experiences that he could that their son Jeremiah had experienced in his mission trip to Mozambique. He never came home to them, but died there in a motorcycle accident. So we went to try to absorb some of what his passion was about. It was an amazing trip, we learned so much about how this young man's life changed into a deep, passionate walk with God and with the Monigan people along the coast of Mozambique.
One of the things John kept saying was that Jeremiah, he was just 'all in'. He was so ready to be serving and to be out there with the people that he barely had patience for the language study and preparation. God was calling him to something and he wanted to be there and threw himself into it full force. John said that usually when mission workers come they are stand offish at first and observe and try to figure out how to fit in or make connections. Not Jeremiah, he just did it. John had never seen someone come so ready.
All in. No hesitations, he was raring to go.
All in, John said.....kept saying it. It definitely stuck in my head. I've used it over and over myself, trying to explain our trip and trying to tell people why Jeremiah's story was so intriguing.
So I was in Sam's club the other day and all the televisions in the electronics dept were playing the same video. Lifehouse is one of my favorite groups, so I stopped to watch and the words hit me and made all the blood rush into my head and I got all tingly for a few minutes while it played on and on, repeating the main theme. The name of the song is All In.....yes, of course it was....there are no coincidences here. It's like it was written for him.
All night staring at the ceiling counting for minutes I've been feeling this way So far away and so alone But you know it's alright I came to my senses Letting go of my defenses There's no way I'm giving up this time Yeah, you know I'm right here I'm not losing you this time And I'm all in, nothing left to hide I'm falling harder than a landslide I spent a week away from you last night And now I'm calling, calling out your name Even if I lose the game, I'm all in I'm all in tonight, yeah I'm all in, I'm all in for life
I want it, I want it, I want it I want it, I want it, I want it, yeah I want it, I want it, I want it, yeah And I'm all in, calling out your name Even if I lose the game, I'm all in, I'm all in for life And I'm all in, nothing left to hide I'm falling harder than a landslide I spent a week away from you last night And now I'm calling, calling out your name Even if I lose the game, I'm all in I'm all in tonight, yeah I'm all in, I'm all in for life Yeah I'm all in, I'm all in for life