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Put Away?
by Lynn Wallace
04/21/10
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Hide not Thy face far from me; put not Thy servant away in anger: Thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation (Psa. 27:9, KJV).

For more than three years I cried out to the Lord for direction and received no answer. I concluded that the Lord was through with me.

Three times I came home because of illness. Twice I was hospitalized. Now I stayed home.

I busied myself with Christian activities, but without joy. I asked myself, "Has God put me away?"

A missionary came by, and asked me, "What about the Navajo?"

"I'm not called to the Navajo," I replied.

A year later the same missionary returned and asked me to visit his mission in New Mexico for a week.

I accepted, but my heart filled with excuses why God did not want me in Navajoland.

"I can never learn their language," I said to myself. However, after one day on the field, I understood one Navajo word.

The following evening I spent some time in my room with my Bible. Isaiah 42:6 7 spoke to me." I the LORD have called thee...to open the blind eyes." In those few words God called me, a single woman, to the Navajo.

After a little more than a year of joy-filled service, I met Leon Wallace. We saw each other first at a Navajo language class. We officially met after the missionary checked out his references.

They told Leon my age and told me he was not a "woman chaser!" I also learned he came because he said the Lord called him to the Navajo.

As I prayed, I knew God had called us together. We married a few months later.
While in Gallup, New Mexico, the doctor told me, "It looks like you're going to have a baby." We named our baby Lynette.

I rejoiced that God not only had answered my prayer for guidance, but had blessed my life with a husband and a child.

Oh God, hide not your face from me again. Thank You for not putting me away because of your displeasure. Please do not leave me again. In Jesus' name. Amen.


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