Monday, March 5, 2012

something greater.

This is a picture of a 3-year-old Ethiopian girl and her daddy.
This is a picture of a little girl who cannot walk, run, or play with other kids because she was born with club feet.
This is a picture of a life with very little hope.
Yet, this is a picture of hope.
This is a picture of a little girl who now gets to have corrective surgery from the Christian doctors who work with CURE International.
This is a picture of a child whose surgery has been fully paid for by people who have never met her.
This is a picture of a family who will be introduced to Jesus at the CURE hospital.
This is a picture of how, by something as small as donating a dollar, or something as big as performing surgeries, or anywhere in between, we can all be a part of something greater than ourselves.

I want to be a part of something greater than myself. I want to make a difference in the world, in whatever part of the world I am in. I want to be one little person playing my little part in God's beautiful plan, but I want to KNOW that I'm touching lives and that it all really matters and that I'm giving my life to something great.
Sometimes, like tonight, it's more complicated than it should be -- details, money, applications, safety, closed doors. It's frustrating. Like, I just want to love on hurting people, just want to serve. But there's so much standing between where I am and where I want to be. And I'm not really even sure where that is, if it's right where I am, or down the road, or in some other state or some other country. All I know is I'm longing to lose myself in the beauty of doing God's work.


  1. You do that now, and you will do it in many places. When we give that dollar, when we say that prayer, we can know we are making a difference. Waiting on God to show us where He wants us next is hard, but He WILL show us as we wait on Him, and we gain strength in the wait. I love you! You have a beautiful heart.


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