Monday, March 24, 2008

We interupt this blog for a short video

Just wanted to let you know about an amazing little video just to your right... There is a picture of Kobe Bryant but don't let that deceive... It is a great video from the ministry of Francis Chan that really sums up a lot of what I have been thinking about these days. Having been in Africa now almost seven months, my eyes are open to to how little it takes to affect so much. What keeps us from living like there really are hurting people in the world and that I not only can make a difference, but I am called to make a difference? Yesterday, a pastor was talking about how the first service had no power because of what people in Zambia call "load sharing." I have been thinking about this term the last two days (how is that for preaching? It wasn't even a part of his message and it is the thing that has stuck with me:) Load sharing is an involuntary sharing of electricity. Now, I am thinking about voluntary load sharing as Christians... What would that look like if we would sacrificially share our load so that others could have some? I think it is easy to get so overwhelmed with the need that we do nothing. It matters. You matter. Your gift matters, not only eternally, but to the one you help. Don't forget about the world because of you are in your own little world. Don't miss out on the joy that comes from the truth of Jesus... it really is more blessed to give than to receive!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That should be mandatory for every church to watch in America. We are so selfish.