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A World in Need

sweetsong34's picture
on March 25, 2009 - 12:14am

Sometimes you don't really see the tremendous needs there are in the world until you hear of them personally. This weekend, I met a woman named Debbe who runs a school for AIDS orphans in Zambia. She helps feed 230 children each month at school for $600. That's just 13 cents a meal. (They eat a corn paste with beans and rice). It's humbling to think that I could help feed a child for a whole week at school for the price of a burger at McDonalds. It makes me wonder why we're so concerned about ourselves, our economy, or what Josh is doing. There are so many children who watch their parents die of AIDS while we watch the stock market or the latest movie.

I don't know about you, but I know I could do more. And I know there are alot of people here who feel the same way. When we see the needs right in front of us, we just have to start today to reach those who so desperately need our help, help that is so easy to give.

But have you ever stopped to wonder why there is so much devastation in our world? What's really the cause? Some say we can make it a utopia by our own efforts.(Aren't we all too selfish to make that happen?) There's a familiar song that seems to point to government, guns, war, greed, corruption, or religion. But all of these seem to be just the affects of a more basic problem. Instead of broadening the scope, what if we looked inward for the problem. Could it be the heart of every person is the very center of mankind's problems? Hearts that are selfish and minds that are willfully blind to the truth. The truth is we all have sinned and are without excuse before Creator God. Even if we "imagine" a utopia, we would end up ruining it. It didn't take long for Adam and Eve to ruin their perfect lives in the Garden, and each one of us would've done the same thing.

But there is hope for every person in the world.

There's only One Person Who has the power to change a heart completely. All He asks is that we believe Him. He's not a religion, He's a real person who can change hearts and cause us not just to be socially aware but to be spiritually alive in Him. He has the power to change even the worst person into a saint. All He asks is that a person believes Him. He "died for our sins, was buried, and rose again." Jesus said, "I am THE way, THE truth, and THE life, no man comes to the Father but by me." "The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

ps I don't mean to offend anyone by writing this. There are just some things that really matter to me, and I hope they'll matter to you, too. :)

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