This post from Rage Against the Minivan got me doing some deep thinking and wondering. I don’t mean this to sound preachy, it’s things that I have found very convicting of myself.
What if instead of writing an article about toddler breastfeeding Time Magazine wrote about the 20-25,000 kids that age out of the foster care system each year? Kids that will NEVER have parents to give them a card on their birthday, to go to for advice, to walk them down the aisle, to spend Christmas with, to be the grandparents to their children?
What if instead of people being too critical of what kinds of foods we feed kids, we worry about the kids that don’t have any food at all? The 16,000 kids that will die TODAY of hunger.
What if instead of freaking out at the parents that raise their child a little differently than we do, we worried about the kids that have been physically and sexually abused and are too afraid and ashamed to tell anyone?
What if instead of worrying about all our little problems we worry about the 2,500 people groups that don’t have a Bible in a language they understand or knowledge of our loving Saviour?
What if today, instead of fretting over my little problems, I pray for all these people and ask God how I need to be a part of reaching them?