|Posted by Global Peace Partners on December 27, 2010 at 9:18 PM|
Christmas Eve, 2010
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
What a privilege it has been in this last year, to get to know you, some from a distance and many face to face and shoulder to shoulder. God has truly invited us to be part of something so much greater than ourselves and greater than our small organization Global Peace Partners.
The older I get the more passionately I feel that Jesus did not come to bring a new religion, but rather came to restore the broken relationship with our Creator that was destroyed by the first generation, indeed the first family of the human race.
A few months ago a lady from Washington State called me and asked: Dan, what is peace? What a profound question. At the bottom end of the spectrum is the absence of war. As far as I can tell there are over 30 major conflicts occurring globally. For any of these regions, this absence of war would be a welcome relief. At the top end of the spectrum is a peace that surpasses all understanding, this peace is a gift and will never be gained by human achievement and is the request that Jesus petitions the Father in His last prayer before He dies: That they may be one, as I and the Father are one!
If we are truly called to work on the task of reconciliation (2 Cor. 18-20) then we must be willing to work and build relationships with people at any place on this vast spectrum that God places us to walk with. What is amazing to me is that once this starts happening, the umbrellas that we typically judge people by, the religious names, the nationalities, the politics, disappear and we have the privilege of walking with another man, a man indeed created in the Image of God.
As we walk in humility, in love and in reverence for another human being, we will continually be amazed at the miracles we will see happening in and through the relationships being developed. I believe this single concept is what has generated the intense interest in our work and has moved the aerospace community to want to work with us.
A month ago I wrote a letter to Physicians:
On November 9th, I signed a document on behalf of Global Peace Partners, to move ahead with Pacific Aerospace and three additional aerospace industries to build a teaching surgical hospital aboard a 747 wide bodied jet. When this plane is not serving disaster areas it will be serving in areas around the world that need additional surgical services. A 757 (supply/transport plane) will keep the hospital supplied with, medical supplies, food, and staff.
Though the plane will serve in any given area for 2 - 6 weeks, it will open the door as a conduit to continue working with, supporting and projecting the question that is closest to my heart "how can we work together.....?
There is a disease, a sickness, a cancer that is more malignant than what we face in hospitals in any given area around the world. This one threatens life on this planet as surely as a nuclear fallout. As it is less dramatic it has worked slowly but very corrosively to etch its path into every segment of society. This malignancy is simply broken relationships. So I ask you as a physician that has given your life to healing, to work with me as we strive to heal the body, let's work together to heal a hurting nation and a threatened world in a concerted effort that your children and my children might inherit a safe sane world.
This is the message I believe we are given to invite peoples anywhere in the world to be part of. It is not complex; it is simply a message to a broken hurting world to return to a relationship with our Creator and through that with each other. Jesus of Nazareth gave his life for this, can we do less?
I thank God for each of you,
Daniel E. Moody
Dec. 24, 2010