I spent Sunday worshiping with my family and doing some final shopping. Today we went to tour one of several Buddhist temples in Siagon. I have some fascinating pictures and stories. I'll share a quick one.
One of the things they sell in the temple is little birds. I took a picture of one of the cages as a reminder. The purpose of the birds is to be bought and set free by the worshiper. In buying the bird and setting it free you earn favor with the gods and spirit world, basically it is to "ensure" good luck. I was reminded over and over on this trip that people are people no matter where they live. Every person has a "God shaped" hole inside, and we instinctively know its there. We all try to fill it so we will be complete. We try to fill it with good deeds, like the bird, we try to fill it with relationships, money, you name it has been used, but it all fails to satisfy. There is only one thing/person who can do the job, and his name is Jesus the Christ.
This is my last post from Vietnam. We leave the hotel at 3:30 AM Vietnam time and we are headed home. I'm suppose to be in Jacksonville by 5 PM Tuesday afternoon EST. I can't wait to see my girls, the big one too. I love you Melissa, Morgan and Mya.