Friday, September 04, 2009


I'm sorting through my images from Kenya.

Joy. Need. Emptiness. Fullness. Questions. Contentment. Fear. Love.

So many emotions pass before my eyes in these images, and pass through my soul with the memories.

What do you do when confronted with need? How should you respond? The world is full of needs. I am incapable of meeting all of them. How do I know which needs to work for, which needs to share with others so they can meet, and which ones to just let fall, and hope somebody else catches them?

The more I think and pray through this, the more I am convinced that the Gospel of Christ is
the only thing that redeems horror and pain and fear and rejection and abuse into something beautiful and joyous and praiseworthy. It is the only thing that changes lives, the only thing that can change this world.

"For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?" — Mark 8:36.

What does it profit a person to give them clean water, and leave them without the Living Water that will cure their thirsty soul?
See John 4:1-42

How does it improve a village to give electricity, but leave their hearts in darkness?
See John 8:12-30

How do I best communicate the Gospel of Christ to those in need?

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