To see this very powerful post in its entirety, go to http://stinkytofuandotherthings.blogspot.com/2011/08/did-we-tarry.html. I found it touch me, touched me hard.
"My commitment to trust God has not changed, but the knowledge that WE, you and me, could have done more, could be doing more, is not far from my heart and mind.
Keeping My Eyes On Jesus,
I will stand before my God one day and answer for the things I have done, and the things I have not done.
When He was hungry, did I give Him food? When He was cold, did I give Him clothes? When He was thirsty, did we give Him something to drink? When He was sick, did we care for Him?
I will stand before God, and so will you. And we will answer these questions.
Maybe I will have to answer for why we couldn't take baby Zhou, why we kept saying to wait instead of come, and maybe so will the church.
I don't know, all I know is today a baby died because I couldn't help. In fact, the reality is that something like every minute, I don't know the statistics, a child will die because no one is helping them.
And we will have to answer for why we didn't, and why we chose to make our cars, and boats, and video games and vanilla lattes more important than caring for Jesus."
written by Linsay of the Morning Star Project, China
Friday, August 5, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
From Pastor Linny at aplacecalledsimplicity.blogspot.com
There are some pressing needs to pray for:
The infection they are dealing with is Staph and something else.
Please pray that it would be gone!
Karl did follow commands again today, but they need him to do two in a row. Please continue to pray for this.
Autumn asked Karl to blink his eyes twice for her, and he did! She was so tickled.
It also turns out that they found that his shoulder is torn - no wonder he is more hesitant to lift his left arm than his right!
All in all, it was a good day and we thank you for taking these cares to the Lord with us in prayer.