Tuesday, January 27, 2009

It's spreading

I can see water spreading through blogland and hopefully trickling out into our own communities and families and social networks.
It's so exciting.
I see these women that I love linking eachother and encouraging eachother and their hearts bleeding for the same things.
I see compassion and hope and determination and love.
I see Jesus working.
Regular people becoming His hands and feet.
I have no doubt that these little ripples will soon become waves and we are going to come crashing in on Liberia. A group of mothers, sisters, daughter, fathers, sons, brothers, friends providing essential water to a little country in West Africa.
I wish I could be there.
I wish we could all be there.
To look them in the eyes and tell them why.
Wouldn't that be incredible?!?
300 voices traveling across the ocean to tell them that we love them. That Jesus loves them. That they have changed us. That they have made us better. That we are all connected.
Wouldn't that be something.
Join us today.
Be part of the change.
Even if you have never thought about water before today, consider it. Start linking through some of these blogs and reading how it is changing these people in their own ways.
You will be inspired.
I promise.
Just to name a few. Start linking. You'll find more.
And you will want to be a part of this.
And this comes directly from Scott Harrison, the founder of charity: water. You can read more about him HERE.

For me, charity is practical. Sometimes easy, sometimes
inconvenient, always necessary. It is the ability to use one's position of
influence, relative wealth and power to affect lives for the better. charity is singular and achievable.

There's a biblical parable about a man beaten near
death by robbers. Stripped naked, lying roadside - people pass him by, but one man stops. He picks him up and bandages his wounds. He puts him on his horse and walks alongside until they reach an inn. Checks him in and throws down his Amex.
"Whatever he needs until he gets better."

Because he could.

The dictionary
defines charity as simply the act of voluntarily giving to those in need. The word comes from the latin "caritas," or simply, love.

In Colossians 3, the Bible instructs readers to "put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness."
Although i'm still not sure what that means, i love the idea. To wear charity.
Join us as we explore living differently.

– Scott Harrison

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