Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pray for the Children

As a World Help blogger, I had been encouraged to write during the month of September on the topic of Children of War but as much as I desire to raise awareness of social injustices around the world I just couldn't. I haven't allowed myself to do much more than skim news article or blog post regarding ISIS. I'd read "Nearly three million refugees...." and move on to find something lighter to read about or check on my Words with Friends, which happens to be my favorite form of procrastination these days. It was just too heartbreaking and quite frankly I was spending my time being self absorbed in my own problems - my ever growing to-do list, my worries about the budget or finding the energy to accomplish all the tasks set before me. 

Isn't it just easier to ignore what's going on ain  place that seems a million miles away? But ignorance isn't bliss especially when one desires to follow Jesus. God tells me to not to worry about tomorrow but to care for the "least of these".

“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?" Matthew 6:25-27
 "for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in;  was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’ “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink?  When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’  And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’" Matthew 35:35-40

I also realized that the statistics, although heartbreaking and overwhelming, are easy to ignore but faces and stories are not. Seeing is believing and as I watched Vernon Brewer's video tears streamed down my face.  I don't want to pacify this heartache anymore with a stupid game on facebook or by browsing Pinterest for home decorating tips.

Restoring Hope to Refugees in the Middle East
from World Help on Vimeo.

I love how World Help reaches out to people in need all over this world. They provide food, water and medical supplies but most of all they are reaching those in need providing LOVE and giving them HOPE! I know, I've seen it in action.  

Read here to learn how World Help is providing humanitarian relief in the Middle East.


Would you consider partnering with World Help to provide for children and families that have been affected by war? 

  • A gift of $20 is enough to provide food and medicine for 1 refugee child for one month.
  • A gift of $120 will provide food and medicine for 6 refugee children for one month.
  • A gift of $1,200 to provide food and medicine for 60 refugee children for one month.
Click here to contribute to World Help's efforts in the Middle East. Regardless if help financially or not, will you please do me a favor? Please don't let the fear of knowing stop you from knowing. Open your eyes to the evil in this world and get down on your knees to pray. Pray for the children that are touched by war, famine, poverty, trafficking, and abuse. 
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