Yesterday morning I woke up with a heavy feeling. I mean really heavy and really specific. I was burdened for poor children. "How random is this?" Was my first thought. Then I read a blog posted by Shaun Groves about how he was raising his children to care about poverty in the world.
So Dusty and I set out on a new adventure. I searched the compassion website until a little girl from Bangledesh practically leaped off the screen. Her name is Mukti Das, she is three and she is precious. We decided to do it immediately and have signed up to sponser her.
I cannot tell you the feeling I got while scouring through the pages and pages of children who need a sponser. I wished their poverty to vanish, their parents to get regular jobs, their siblings to have clothing. Alas, I cannot do what I would like for the world, but in my circumstances I can do my part. And I think that's all the Lord really asks from us in the first place.
Pray for Mukti. Pray for those in need. Jesus came for the disenfranchised, the sick, the lame, the poor, and the needy. Just because we live in America and have good jobs doesn't mean that we are all too far off from that list ourselves.