Having these beautiful Kenyan children in our home is more perspective-changing than I thought it would be. To them, we are just a stop on their journey. But to me, they are gifts from God, reminding me of the world we forget is there…
Isn’t that one of Satan’s greatest lies? It’s like we believe that the world is only as big as what we see with our own eyes. Sure, we know there is war, or famine, or disease, or poverty. We see blips of it on TV and online, right before we’re bombarded with ads that sell us on our own selfish desires. But Satan’s victory is that we don’t grasp how REAL the world outside of our own life is.
Which of us, if we saw an orphan dying of AIDS, wouldn’t cradle them in our arms and take them into our homes? Very few Christians, I hope. Yet, because these babies aren’t physically lying before our faces, we ignore these sweet children every day. We spend our money on our own extras, and our energies on our own empty pleasures… while they die.
God has equipped American Christians with everything we need to help MULTITUDES in the name and by the power of Jesus. He came, not for the well, but for the sick… in the physical AND spiritual sense. My heart is broken that we act lilke the desperation of most of the world is not real. Just because something isn’t in our face does NOT mean that it doesn’t exist.
My prayer is that my heart begins to break for the things His breaks for, and that my eyes see GLOBALLY the things that He sees.
Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like you have loved me
Break my heart from what breaks yours
Everything I am for your kingdoms cause
As I go from earth into
-Hosanna, Hillsong United