- This Child is probably already dead.
- The organization that distributed this photo is probably taking more than 90 cents of every $1 given.
Do you know what that meant for me? Do Nothing.
I thought, "I can't do everything, so I won't do anything." and David Platt rightly says: that thinking is from hell. I have since said, and still believe--"better those children get pennies on the dollar, than the nothing I gave them."
Don't miss this-I am not saying give to corrupt organizations... I am saying give.
David Platt points out in his book that it is very possible that we can miss our blind spots. Even with accountability, even with daily Bible study, even with prayer... sometimes we miss it. (I missed it). David points out that as:
We look back on slave-owning churchgoers of 150 years ago and ask, "How could they have treated their fellow human beings that way?" I wonder followers of Christ 150 years from now will look back at Christians in America today and ask, "How could they live in such big houses? How could they drive such nice cars and wear such nice clothes? How could they live in such affluence while thousands of children were dying because they didn't have food and water? How could they go on with their lives as though the billions of poor didn't even exist?"
(David Platt, Radical)
The Truth: My whole life I have struggled with the desire for more and seeing the grass as always greener on the other side.
Now I know that grass is nothing more than the a distorted reflection of earth scorched by hell and meticulously painted green by the American dream.
Want to make a real difference for starving children in Africa? Want something you do to count for God's kingdom not yours? Let me introduce you to Into the Streets of Ethiopia. Currently they are working to mobilize formula to children in Ethiopia who are needlessly dying of starvation by the thousands daily. $12 is all it takes to get formula to Ethiopia...
Can I be honest? If you can't spare $12, your dinner better not look like this:
Because one of God's image looks like this:
God help me NOT TO FORGET...