I'm thinking today of all the mothers in the world who cannot give their children the basic needs of life--clean water, food, medical care or decent shelter. I have never had to watch my children lack for basic needs and I can't imagine how that feels.
I live in luxury and have a responsibility to steward all God has given me. What does He want me to do in the face of all the need I see around me? I spend so much time and money packing shoeboxes full of gifts to send to needy children to tell them about the love of God. And I support a number of other ministries around the world as well. Still, I have so much left over and in the face of such need I wonder, God, if You're calling me to do more.
I want to be obedient.
Today I got 184 more empty shoeboxes hauled over to church along with this weekend's catch of 81 stuffed animals and nearly 300 tubes of toothpaste. I need to get more boxes packed and make some space there.
I truly believe there must be people in this city who would love to help me pack boxes. Why do I do such a poor job of finding them?