Living back in the UK, I do many of the same things as I did in Tanzania, but it’s also very different.
I sleep in a bed, but with multiple blankets rather than a mosquito net.
I get my water from a tap, but I don’t have to filter it before drinking it.
I eat beans, but most often from a tin, and I don’t have to sort and clean them.
I eat fruit, but apples and pears, rather than guava and passion fruit.
I enjoy flowers when I walk through town, but crocuses, snowdrops and daffodils, rather than bougainvillea.
I use money, but take a lot fewer notes out of the cash-point.
I have windows, but no mesh or bars.
I still walk to get around town, but I have had to get used to very different footwear.
Even if everything else is different, at least I still worship and serve the same God, no matter where I am!
25 In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth,
and the heavens are the work of your hands.
26 They will perish, but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment.
Like clothing you will change them
and they will be discarded.
27 But you remain the same,
and your years will never end.