What if?

  • February 10, 2012
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“In as much as you have done it to the least of these, you have done it unto me.”  (Matthew 25:45)

 In The Hole in Our Gospel, Richard Stearns asks the reader to imagine waking up to a terrible tragedy in which one hundred jetliners have crashed.  26,500 lives have been lost and an untold number of families devastated.  WHAT IF this really happened?  Absolute chaos would erupt, media coverage would explode, air travel would come to a screeching halt, and the FBI, CIA, and local and international law enforcement would be called to action.  Whatever it took to determine how this happened and to prevent it from ever happening again would be of utmost priority. 

Then, imagine the very same thing happened the very next day.  One hundred more planes crashed, and 26,500 more people died.  It is hard to even imagine.  But imagine it…BECAUSE IT DOES HAPPEN.  Maybe a hundred planes aren’t crashing, but more than 26,500 children died today and will again tomorrow, and the next day, and the next due to preventable causes of poverty.  Yet, there is no media frenzy, no investigation, and no cancelled plans. 

But, what if one of the 26,500 children dying today were one of your friend’s children…or, one of your own?  You would do whatever it took to save them. “Our compassion for others seems to be directly correlated to whether people are close to us socially, emotionally, culturally, ethnically, economically, and geographically.  But why do we distinguish the value of one human life from another? … our problem is that the plight of suffering children in a far-off land simply hasn’t gotten personal for us.” (The Hole in our Gospel)

The prayer of the founder for World Vision was this: “Let my heart be broken by the things that break the heart of God.”  Why?  Because it is impossible for man to love as God loves and care as He does.  We have so many distractions.  We can be (unintentionally) indifferent to the suffering all around us. 

But, what if we treated the least of these, the ones without a voice, just one of the 26,500 children who will die today, LIKE GOD WOULD?  What if we actually realized that these children ARE our brothers and sisters in Christ…they are our family. What if it gets personal for us?  What if we have a heart like His?

Please take a few minutes to watch this powerful video by a father, teacher, leader, Pastor, author, hero, Eric Ludy.  “Heroes are made because they are MOVED.  Not in their head, but in their heart.”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWHJ6-YhSYQ

Are you willing to make HIM personal Join us for the kNOw More Orphans Conference, March 10th…our hearts will be MOVED!  www.knowmoreorphans.org 

 

His Little Feet

                                                  

Because He Loves Us,

Jodie