This post has been floating around in my head for awhile. I have tried to write it several times and come up with a blank computer screen. But—here I go with all my jumbled feelings and words.
Disclaimer: As I share please know that I am speaking to myself here as well as to anyone else.
Those of you who have read my blog for a while know that I struggle with being caught ‘between two worlds.’ Here’s that post if you missed it.
There are times when I feel it even more so and the last couple of weeks have been such a time.
And I have began to ask myself, “where is our urgency?”
The little clip Depraved Indifference reinforced the question as it asks the question, “what if it was your son?”
And what if it was?
What if it was your son without shoes?
What if it was your child in need of simple medical care (or major care like our friend Baby Juddah)?
What if it was your child’s life was threatened because they were declared ‘mingi’ ?
What if it was your daughter that needed clean water so they wouldn’t die from something as simple as diarrhea?
What if it was your child that needed someone to care for them in your place?
What if it was your child kidnapped and enslaved in a brick factory or a brothel?
How would we feel then? What if it was your friend’s child? What if it was your Sunday school teacher’s child?
How would you feel? Would we need to meet for weeks to decide if we want to do something? Would we need to call for a vote? Would we need to develop a strategic plan for all cases like this in the future before we could do something?
Please don’t misunderstand me—I know that at times we need to do all those things….and I know that we aren’t all called to meet the need of everything single thing. (But I sure would like to try for a while if someone would like to give me a big pot of funds!)
However—sometimes we ARE called to meet a need. Sometimes it may be a small need or a large one. It may be for the boy next door or the widow across an ocean.
At those times we should go with the Spirit’s nudging and
Act. With Urgency.
Now…after all that I want to share with you one of my favorite gifts from Christmas:
My kids pulled their money together and bought this necklace for me. It took them being quite stealthy as they couldn’t use my computer or paypal account or etsy account for fear of me finding out.
I love it! It’s very light and well done.
You want one?
Go to my pal Jody’s etsy shop
(who by the way—gets the urgency! love you Jody!)