One of Us

kim-esther-mutaliaMy wife isn’t big on attention, but I cannot say enough in praise of her.

At every preaching point in Kenya, I’d invite my wife to the platform to greet the churches and then sing a song or two. At the pulpit, she would greet the people with a few phrases of Swahili, the national language of Kenya. The crowds would cheer, clap, and shout with joy that she was speaking to them in their own language.

Before leaving the US, Kim learned some Swahili phrases to show her love and respect for the Kenyan people; they appreciated that she loved them so much that she would identify with them.

Jesus came into this world as a baby, speaking the birth language of every human being at birth. He was raised by two parents, went to school, played with His friends, worked alongside Joseph, and did chores. Every day He lived as a Man though He was the Creator of all men. The Son of God set aside the glories of Heaven and came as the Son of Man among men, speaking as a Man. He did this to demonstrate clearly – to speak unmistakably – so that every person could understand Him, His purpose, and His love.

When the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman (Galatians 4:4).

** To watch a video of our 2016 ministry trip to Kenya, click here!


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