What to do, what to do?
|"Jesus te ama" means "Jesus loves you" in Spanish.|
We arrived at a small hut which was the entrance to the waterfall hike. Chris approached the two workers, made small-talk and inquired about other waterfalls in the area. Their response was memorably odd: with shifty eyes they kept staring at our van, they contradicted each others statements and stared off in a weird trance. It was odd, but we dismissed it and continued on.
We were startled during our hike by a young man dressed in a soccer uniform who approached us from behind swinging his machete. He asked me a few questions that included many words I didn't understand. I could tell he was inquiring about our van, but not much more. I simply smiled and apologized for my limited language skills. It was weird, but I dismissed it and continued on.
|The ants we saw were over an inch long.|
|This is the waterfall we visited.|
We were all hungry and planned to stop for lunch in the town, but as we drove through again we encountered the same unfriendliness. Paired with our other weird experiences, we decided to get lunch somewhere else.
It is often said that "hindsight is 20/20." As we look back on the many "strange" encounters we had that day, we realize that we missed the signs of the potential danger which was lurking around each corner. The experience has been a blessing because it prompted serious conversation in our family about recognizing the signs that are placed before us which are meant to guide our steps.
We constantly pray for protection against the unknown.
I've written this blog not to alarm or frighten you, but because we believe in the power of prayer. We NEED your prayers because we never know what may be lurking around the bend.