william wallace. this name alone is enough to bring a smile to the face of any man. the hero of the movie braveheart, he is a man among men. he embodies the fierceness, danger, and passion that men long to have. and as i’ve spent this past month pondering life in the midst of the jungle wild, i’ve just begun to fully grasp why. the God we serve.. our Saviour our King.. He has created us in His image and this image we as men carry is the image of our Commander.. our Chief in battle. He is strong and has been preparing me for a battle.. a great battle. the battle i speak of is not a battle against nations or people but against the spiritual.. against the demonic. it is a battle against the holds satan has in the lives of the people around us. it is a battle only the courageous will fight. it is a war that Christ has already won.. we are just the messengers. now why does all of this matter? because over this past month i’ve rediscovered so many of the passions God has put in my heart.. that for one reason or another have been suppressed during the length of my lifetime. yet God has used this time to reveal these to me once again. now what I do with them is up to me.. and i choose to keep them alive and growing. a passion for the wild.. to be in the heart of the jungle exploring areas away from civilization. a passion for adventure.. to be the hero. a passion for living.. to live life to the fullest, wherever God directs me. while i’m here in brasil i fight the good fight.. and i choose to use my passions and gifts for the glory of my Father.. to show not only the wildness of God to the brasilian people but the love of Christ as well. now as i head south on a month long missions trip to baje.. He prepares me for the battle of a lifetime.. the battle to free many souls from the bondage of satan.
in the words of william wallace, “sons of scotland.. you have come to fight as free men, and free men you are. and dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom.” couldn’t have said it better myself..