Saturday, March 19, 2011

Praying for Japan

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I’m always so discouraged how quickly world events vanish from my mind.  I firmly believe that we’re called to be about WORLD care and WORLD focus as believers – that because the heart of our Lord is infinitely invested throughout the world – that my heart should be invested as well.  But, in my humanity I quickly grieve for the loss of life / loss of creation / loss of needs when tragedy strikes – and as horrible as this sounds – I mentally move on.  I don’t deliberately do it – it’s my human-ness.  OH, but I want that to change.  I want to be concerned long after my news flashes have stopped.  Long after the news stops making it their top story.  Long after it’s buzz conversation.

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It at times feels like there are limited things that we can do sitting state-side.  But, I am reminded of the enormous power in our prayers.  Prayers for the lives that have been lost / the lives that have been forever changed / the lives that are in a very real pain with very real needs.  I am called and am privileged to pray for the people of Japan.

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And if you are so led – there are amazing organizations that are on the ground and working to help and love those whose lives I can not even imagine.

World Vision

Samaritans Purse

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