Monday, November 17, 2008

More Thoughts to Ponder

Three-year-old Agustin covers his face with a net "against mosquitoes" at the Kituku camp for the displaced in Goma, eastern Congo, Monday, Nov. 10, 2008. Augustin came with over 200 families of park rangers from the Virunga National Park one month ago, fleeing fighting between rebels and government forces that has left tens of thousands of refugees desperate for international aid
(This boy is about Wesley's age!!)

1 John 3:18 Dear children, let us not love with with words or tongue but with actions in truth.

Philippians 2:4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Matthew 25:40 The King will reply, "I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."

I looked up the word interest just to get a clearer idea of what interest really entails. As a noun the word interest is defined as a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something;

As a verb the word interest can mean be of importance or consequence

I came across these verses today...and feel encouraged at being in a position to help in some way!! I can't wait to get our boys involved!!
My thoughts have been preoccupied with the events occuring in the world today.
Funny how Eric and I have been talking about what would be a good family project for the Holiday season, something we have been talking about for a couple of months. Trying to decide what would be the best choice. Then I became aware of this need....and felt drawn to it over and over again. You cannot simply ignore the images that are floating through the media. It's impossible for it not to stir the heart. I'm growing more excited aboout putting together gift boxes for children in need hoping it will bring some measure of joy and comfort. Hoping it will sow seeds of love in the very least.


colorfulwoman said...

Hey Sherri! First time to your blog, love it!
We sponsered a Compassion child about 2 months ago and today I got the sweetest gift in the mail...a letter from him! Actually, his mom had to write it because he is only 5 :) But it really hit me when I turned it over and saw that he drew some pictures of his house and him playing soccer...amazing! We can do so much as Americans and sometimes I do so little.