4.19.2010

in a bubble

Have you ever thought about how most of us float around in a bubble all the time? We live in our own, comfy little bubble...floating around, doing whatever we want, caring about ourselves, and pushing away thoughts that might make us uncomfortable. Maybe these are thoughts like how many orphans there are in the world: 147 MILLION. (And those are just the ones in actual orphanages.) Maybe it's that in Uganda, there are 14-18 month-olds who weigh around 8 pounds. Or maybe it's the fact that every 30 seconds, a child dies from a preventable disease: malaria. But what do most of us do? We push these thoughts away, saying that someone else will do something about it. We say that someone else will make a dent in the number of orphans in the world. In reality, 34% of Christian families consider adoption. Only 1% of Christian families actually end up adopting. But if 8% of all people who say they are Christian would adopt, there would be no more orphans. I'm sorry, but that is ridiculous. We think that someone else will take care of those babies in Uganda... when we go spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on "nice" cars, "a decent sized" house, you name it. IT IS TIME TO POP OUR BUBBLES. I'm not trying to bombard you with statistics, percentages, etc... I'm simply telling it like it is and praying God will move you to do whatever it is He is calling you to. Some great places to start are the links I have posted on the right hand side of this page. Let's do something about what's going on in our world today.

Jeremiah 22: 16
He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" declares the Lord. SHARE THIS POST

4 comments:

  1. wow. That really makes me want to adopt. Maybe when i'm older!
    ~Hannah

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  2. absolutely!! pretty crazy, isn't it?

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  3. AMEN sister!!!!! Those sweet sweet babies and children have no father and mother, no home and no food and I'm here in my home complaining about "little" things that don't matter!! Thank you for writing this!!!

    "...I tell you the truth, whatever you did for ONE of the least of these you did for me." Matthew 25:35-40

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  4. i know...it makes me upset!! they miss out on so many things we take for granted. thanks for what you said...and that verse is perfect!!

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