Friday, April 11, 2008

I’m Rich!

I’m a rich woman. Maybe I can’t take you on my yacht and have my people serve you delicacies while we bask in luxury. But I can look out over acres of beautiful land from the windows of a home that is safe, has central heat and air and running water and a fully stocked pantry. I can get in my car and go wherever I need to. I have more than enough.

I was reading Lysa Terkeurst’s blog yesterday and the plight of orphanages that are literally out of food in Liberia grabbed me. It is so easy to stay detached from the needs in Africa, Haiti or wherever because those places are so FAR away that it is easy to feel removed. But 2 of Lysa’s precious boys came from the orphanage in need and that brought it home to me. I was in a store yesterday and almost bought some clothes for myself. And the Holy Spirit reminded me of rice. Read about it here. The needs across the world are so enormous, but if each one of us responds to the ones that are marked with our name, we can make a big difference. One bag of rice at a time. One smile at a time. One grateful heart at a time. Your life makes a difference.

1 comment:

Becoming Me said...

I found your blog on Anitque Mommy's site. I really enjoyed reading your posts and your perspectives.