Jan 15, 2010

something that i want to wreck me

I know there's much going on in our lives today, from "this thing we have to do" to "that place we have to get to." I want to ask you to slow down and stop for a moment... even if only for a moment, unless you can afford more.

I just got done looking at some pictures from Haiti, mainly because I'm tempted not to think about Haiti today. Instead, I'm tempted to consider what's going on in my life and the lives of those whom I'm able to see, hear, touch, feel, and smell. Meanwhile, there are others around the globe who are dealing with tremendous loss, sickness, and injury... be it their own or the issues of those around them. On my end of life, they are just images on a TV screen as I'm surfing my way to my favorite program or movie... unless I allow the Lord to do something more in me about it.

That's why I sat down and began to look through some of the pictures the news has been capturing. I'm not sure if you're ready for this, but if you are this link contains pictures and personal accounts of what's happening: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/15/assignment-19/

Again, there will be hard pictures on that site.... but for me I needed to let the tragedy wreck me, and wreck me it has.

And then there's the "Now what?" question. I'm still wrestling with that... maybe you have a better answer than I do. But maybe we can wrestle with that together, and perhaps respond together.


deb said...

Our church/pastor is doing a 4-part series of sermons on " if you only had 30 days to live".. this sunday's message is "love completely". That is the whole thing in a nutshell. To love completely, is to forgive radically. Let go and let God either render useful or useless the relationships we are in. And HE will end those relationships that are not glorifying to Him. He has most assuredly done that in my life. Live passtionately, love completely. Give all to God. And don't worry about where you live, what you have to eat, or the roof over your head. It could be GONE in a split second, as we see in Haiti. Don't let another minute or day go by regretting not getting in touch with someone, or spending "love" time in our family and friendship relationships. Simply be grateful to God for the relationships he gives us, and the needs He meets, and watch what God can do with your relationships!

Tony Myles said...

Good stuff, Deb. I totally agree. Have you read the book "30 Days To Live?"

deb said...

no, i would like to read that though! I will check it out! tx! :)