Psalm 136:1-3 (NLT)
1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.
2 Give thanks to the God of gods. His faithful love endures forever.
3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords. His faithful love endures forever.
Psalm 66:16-20 (NLT)
16 Come and listen, all you who fear God, and I will tell you what he did for me.
17 For I cried out to him for help, praising him as I spoke.
18 If I had not confessed the sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.
19 But God did listen! He paid attention to my prayer.
20 Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer or withdraw his unfailing love from me.
We went to FMSC last night. Feed My Starving Children. Pack food. The session our group was in packed enough food to feed 66 kids for a year. This food was going to Nicaragua.
6502 is the number that sticks in my head.
That’s the number of children that die each day due to hunger. Every day we throw away enough in rotten food, or wasted scraps from oversized portions, to not just eliminate the problem, but provide an abundance.
6502, and that number is waaaaay down from just a decade ago. Progress is being made (mostly by Christian NGO’s by the way), but when you want to complain, stop and think for a second about the abundance the west has been given and how we waste it.
Give thanks to the Lord for he is good. He has given us more than enough to eliminate the problem, we just refuse (yeah, refuse) to do it. Typical when it comes to us and God.
Time and time again, God will come to our rescue when we ask. He just asks that we do it – ask and act. So, the next time you throw away ½ your meal because there’s just too much there, think about the power of a donation of time or money to FMSC, or sponsor a child through World Vision, or give a homeless person a meal, or come along side an inner city family and feed them for a year, etc. Be the difference God calls us to be.
We is the “they” that should do something about it.
Revelation 21:4 (NLT)
4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”