They’re not blind
They smell the poverty around them.
They taste the hunger
And feel the need
Oh! These eyes have never been deaf
To that most distinct scent
Of hurt and loss
My senses aren’t numb
To the world’s great lack
I possess awareness
Of what I have
And others don’t
More than anything, I long to be here:
I long with all my heart to be in all these places, but I know that more than all of that, I want to be where God wants me to be. I don’t know where I will end up, but I do know this.
I am to radiate, to reflect, to spread God’s beautiful light as He refines my heart.
Today I was reminded of the future as I was looking at the past. I was reminded of how
And even this:
captured my heart and broke it simultaneously. I was reminded that my life is the mission field. My job is to reach out and love. I am to love those who are broken, those who are whole, those who love back, and those who hate in return.
My life holds the unknown, but what I already know is that I plan to use whatever I do to serve the one who saved me; to bring light to the darkness, and to show the lost that there is a way out of the gruesome maze of life. It’s not all hopelessness.
I plan to serve Jesus in whatever I do.
The world is a very big place. It is filled with billions of people located over miles upon miles of land. All of these people, though they all live on earth are very different. They have different cultures and customs. They eat different foods, their day to day lives are different.It is not only the nations that are different but also the people in the nations. Whatever the differences may be, there is one thing that every single person on earth has in common. Every person on the planet, whether they realize it or not, needs Jesus.
Some countries have more physical need than others.
Compared to this:
The line between poverty and wealth is even very evident within a nation.
The following two pictures were taken in China within weeks of each other.
The first was on the outskirts of a small village.
The second was taken in Beijing.
And a BMW
People, take the time to realize the needs — both spiritual and physical. We are all humans. We all share the Earth. Why should we not take time to help one another? Think about it.
“Asungu!” they yell
As I play that game with them.
They yell because I’m white and slow
And they think it’s funny.
“Chisomo,” they chirp
As they sing of God’s grace.
They sing because we’re leaving
When the sun rises again.
When speaking of love.
I say this because I’ve been captured
And can never be freed.
“Africa,” I pray.
When I think of great beauty
I pray this because there’s a longing
My soul thirsts for her warmth.