Thursday, October 7, 2010

1 John 3:16-20

My sweet friends that I went to Africa with have an ongoing thread on Facebook just catching up, planning a reunion, and talking about how we want to continue to give to our dear friends in Africa...
Ryan sent us this verse to read and pray over:

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.

Wow. I often think that I am "a broke college student," but in reality I have so much. I may not have a ton of money right now, but even the money I do have can be used on things so much bigger than Chick-fil-a and 3 Spoons. Beyond that, though, I have so many material possessions when I compare my belongings to what my African friends have.

(their oven/stove)

(their dryer)

(their sink- a good distance from their 'house')

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