Thursday, July 30, 2015
In a Midst of Suffering
The next day on my trip, we visited a really desolate village. It was full of children but children living and only really knowing violence, and suffering, and despair. Children who were not taught to love. Women who may have never really been loved apart from Christ. Again, it reminded me how fortunate we are here in America. And it reminded me what a difference it can make to reach out to someone. Some souls have never experienced love and showing them what love is, is an unforgettable thing. It's life changing. And if you think about it, the only reason we can truly love is because of God. He is love and He demonstrated it first by loving us so much that He sent His own son to die for us and take on our sins that condemned us to eternal death and now gives us the gift of grace so that we may be scotch free from our condemning sins by simply accepting the gift of life Jesus gave us that day He died for us. Love captured me, and I want it to capture those who are living still without realizing they are loved. Without realizing the gift that has been given to them. That was mainly what I took away from that day. The importance of love and how fortunate the people are who have family members and friends who love them and taught them how to love. People around them who do not teach violence and hatred.
"For God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten son to die so that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."