Beyond my ability to understand … Why I am far too often unmoved by the people who live with lack while I squander my abundance, that others are willing to die for a moment with fellow believers while we complain about how long our church services are, and that orphans languish around the world while we fill empty bedrooms with work-out equipment, craft supplies, and the toys that won’t fit in our children’s bedrooms.
And yet, there are those who challenge me by their sacrifice to bring home Russian princesses, Ethiopian sons, and daughters from Haiti. Those who have chosen to give their influence and skills to share the message of hope through Samaritan’s Purse and Freeset USA and Compassion and World Vision. Those who give up minutes and hours each month to hand out food in our community.
The problems are beyond me, beyond my ability to fix, beyond wrapping my mind around … but the solutions? Well, they might be beyond me alone … but they are not at all beyond all of us, bound together in the love of God, one step – one life – at a time.
image: from my time ministering in Roatan, Honduras
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