Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What has been on my mind?

There have been a lot of things on my mind as of late. The always present thoughts about our adoption have filled my mind and heart even more than usual. I suppose it isn't necessarily the adoption, but the world; and I believe that thoughts about the world are much more prevalent in my mind than prior to adoption. I can't stop thinking about Ethiopia, the world orphan crisis, and how selfish we are. I am including myself on that, I am selfish. I have no unmet needs, there a things I want, but I have everything I need and more. I wonder what it is like to live in absolute poverty, I wonder what it is like to not have a family, or to be HIV+. My heart is breaking just thinking about what I will never experience in my ever so blessed life. I am thankful for all that the Lord has given us... and filled with questions of why there are so many people in need.

All I know is, it is my responsibility to do all that I can to change the world for the glory of God. Please don't misunderstand me. I know that I can not save the world, Jesus is the only savior. What I am trying to say is, we can all do something to impact the lives of others. It all starts with awareness.

Imagine for just a few minutes what it would be like to live here:
Now what are we going to do about it?

It is all too easy to see a video like this and say, "Wow, that is sad." I encourage you to let your heart break, and your life be changed.

1 comment:

  1. What beautiful smiles those children have. :) The contrasts between the rich and poor, both in spirit and in material things is amazing.