Many mornings I wake and wonder.....
I wonder WHY?
I wonder HOW?
Why is it that we sit HERE...
with food to eat.
a BED to sleep on.
access to medicine.
clothes to wear.
CLEAN water to drink.
Why is it US?
Why do THEY sit THERE???
with NO FOOD to eat.
with nothing but a mud floor to sleep on.
no access to ANY kind of health care.
no shoes on their feet.
nothing but DIRTY, disease-filled water to drink.
Why are we the "lucky" ones?
Why are the ones that "have it good" and have the LUXURY to NOT CARE or CARE on a moment to moment basis?
Why are THEY the ones who have to PRAY they make it BACK from the well without being kidnapped and raped?
It feels UNFAIR.
It feels SAD.
I feel UNWORTHY...and DEFINITELY not MORE WORTHY than her....
That woman loves those babies...just like I love mine.
Thant woman wants her babies to be safe and healthy...just like me.
She is there and I am here...In front of my computer listening to music in my MANSION, with a FULL fridge, while my children sleep in their safe beds.
Seems so UNREAL...Like a blessing granted but not understood.
As I think about this, all that keeps coming to mind is that - NO MATTER WHAT- I should GIVE THANKS....always.
Maybe the reason I see these things is because I need the constant reminder...I NEED to be aware.
I NEED to remember..
I need MY LIFE to be put into perspective.
I need the constant reminder that ...
my life is BLESSED.
No matter how much I want MORE...I NEED LESS.
Maybe the reason I sit here an SEE is to remind YOU.............
I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or living in want. I can do everything thru HIM that gives me strength. Philippians 4:11-13