For some time I have been trying to express something that has happened deep inside of me.
I say “happened” because I wasn’t looking for it. It wasn’t something I desired.
In fact it came to me with significant disruption to my life, my goals, my interests.
I have been trying to express a realization, an awakening, that has led me to see…largely through my sons….and my understanding of a fathers love for his children, that standing still is no longer an option. I have been trying to explain to those closest to me, and those far off, that the indifference with which we regard the 29,000 children who die every day of hunger and basic preventable disease can no longer be tolerated.
And the heart of my motivation has been to recognize that my God has called me to Love others with the same love that I afford myself.
From the beginning I have envisioned my boys (Caeden and Ashton) as being in the situation that these kids around the world find themselves in, and the thought was intolerable. I have tried to communicate, no yell, that if these were our kids, that we would do everything within our power to find a way to get to them, to feed them, to clothe them, to hold them.
If it were my Caeden, or my Ashton, I would do anything, sell everything (that’s right, EVERYTHING – literally), I would give my very life…to save theirs.
And the God who loved me enough to give His life for me, demands that I give mine to Him…and His…
This video, expresses the heart of my message, perhaps better than my words possibly can.
These children are His children, and he is longing for an advocate to stand up and say “I am willing God to fight for what is yours. I’m Willing God”
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” – Matt 25