Monday, October 1, 2012

Call of a Coward by Marcia Moston

What would you do if your husband came home one day and announced that he thought your family was being called to go minister in Guatemala for a year?  Would you agree to go or would fear hold you back?  This is what happened in Marcia Moston's life.  Her book is an honest look at the fears that plague us and the faith that is required to follow God when He asks us to move.  "The problem with promising God you'll follow him wherever he leads is that you just might have to go"!

I could relate to the idea of wrestling with the what-ifs.  The Moston's had a ten-year-old daughter that would be making the trip with them.  Guatemala is not the safest place to be traveling.  There were fears of bandits, unsafe traveling conditions, and disease.  Would it be irresponsible for a parent to take a child into these conditions?  What Marcia discovered is that it all comes down to trust.  She says "I wondered how I could so easily believe in Someone who created the universe, parted the Red Sea, and rose from the dead, but not trust him to take care of my daughter."  Questions like these are challenging for all of us, not only those contemplating going overseas.

The book was very interesting and easy to read.  The message applies not only to missionaries, but to anyone who wants to be faithful in following God, even when the path doesn't make sense or line up with our dreams.  As Marcia discovered, "His plans and purposes are far more marvelous than ones I could ever conjure up myself".  Her story is full of examples of God at work in the details of our lives.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review.

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