Today I stepped into a home I couldn’t believe somebody actually lived in. Not only because the shape in which the house was in, but because the size of it was nothing close to what this family of 9 really needed.
Two tiny rooms, three beds, one crib and a dining room table is all this family had to their name. I couldn’t believe how dirty everything was. I couldn’t believe how much they truly lacked. Today, my heart sank to a place it has never been before. I felt guilty for something I didn’t even have part in.
Our Pets Get Better Care
As I reflect on what I saw, I can’t help but realize how spoiled we are in the states. We have rooms that never get used, closets full of clothes we never wear, and pantry’s full of food we never eat. Let’s face it, our pets get better care than most people around the world do. I understand we may live in different cultures, but it still doesn’t make the sting of reality less painful.
People complain about what they don’t have, yet don’t realize they’re more well off than 90% of the world. Many of these people live on less than $1.00 a day.
We need to stop complaining about the things we don’t have, and instead thank God for the things that we do. These families in Armenia, like many others in the world, are waiting and hoping for someone to sponsor their children. Sponsorships from World Vision, churches and other organizations are the only way some of these families are able to put food on the table, pay for their rent and keep their family clothed.
The Crux of The Gospel
The crux of The Gospel is full of love, and we must realize the importance of showcasing love to those who need it. Jesus fed the masses, healed the sick and even gave sight to the blind. He helped those in need, and didn’t do it with expecting a return. We as Christ followers must do the same. We’re called to put others to before ourselves!
“But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?” —John 3:17
Our hearts must break for what breaks God’s.