Saturday, June 29, 2013

Reweaving our broken world into wholeness

It's been awhile since I've written a post on my blog, almost a month in fact. I needed the time to collect my thoughts into something cohesive, as God has been working even deeper in my heart and in my life, slowly but surely breaking my heart even more for what breaks His!! 

Now you might be asking yourself, what does it mean to "reweave our broken world into wholeness"? I have been reading the blog of a fellow Compassion Canada Advocate, Ann Voskamp, who is currently in Uganda, Africa doing a photo-blog of Compassion's work in that country. In her blog dated June 28, 2013, she talks about disadvantaging ourselves if we are ever going to help the disadvantaged. She goes on to say that "the only way to reweave this world into wholeness is to let your Christ-life be broken for others .... The strong must disadvantage themselves for the weak, the majority for the minority or the community frays and the fabric breaks."  Wow, I could not finish reading her blog without tears streaming down my face!  

"Your life only becomes a tapestry if it ties itself to other lives" - Ann Voskamp

Now I ask you the most important of questions. What do you want to be remembered for at the end of your life?  Having the biggest house on the block, the latest model sports car in your driveway, temporal things that you cannot take with you from this world? Or would you like to be remembered for sowing the seeds of Christ's love for the lost into the lives of precious children whose only reason for living in poverty is being born into it through no fault of their own?  It could have just as easily been us being born into poverty and them being born into privilege, so we MUST CHANGE our way of thinking and follow God's command to care for the widows and orphans of this world!! 

"Sow up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where moth and dust do not corrupt."
The Bible

If you're not sure how to go about getting started and taking action to help one of the "least of these", please click on the link below and sponsor a child through Compassion Canada, releasing them from poverty "in Jesus' name"!! Your life will forever be changed for the better, as mine has been countless times over!! 

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