Nov 4, 2006

a sobering statistic

Living in an affluent society has a tendency to insulate us from the pain and hunger children experience every day in some parts of the world. God knows and loves every child, and surely as His children we are responsible (to the best of our ability) to make a difference in their lives. If we honestly proclaim Jesus as our Lord, and walk in His path, we can't ignore or side-step our obligation to help these children.

Lifeline of Hope, an international orphan aid & adoption organization, in their Nov 2006 Family Bulletin included this sobering statistic:
By the end of this day...and every day, thirty thousand children will be lost to disease, war, starvation, suicide, drugs and murder throughout our world. The saddest part of this heart-wrenching statistic is that each and every death is needless and preventable!
What else needs to be said!

3 comments:

jettybetty said...

That is so sobering. And scary.

preacherman said...

Thank you for this post.
I hope that churches everywhere will support ministries that help Children.

We must remember, "For the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these."

L.E.Meredith said...

Larry I am afraid you are right, we let our own troubles blind us to others who have much greater problems than we. I have been personaly reminded of just that recently , broken tooth became short with others as though they caused it, but I am now trying, will get tooth fixwd but we will never solve earth's problems. but we must try.