Because we were born here and not there.
I, like many of you have no idea what it would be like to be born in a third world. We can't do any more than re-visualize the photos we've seen of what it would be like to raise our children in slums, poverty and illness.
We are too privileged.
In the midst our affluence we give here or give there; we sponsor children and we pray for them; we send over shoe boxes and useful clothing items, but are we really doing enough? If you were a mother living in poverty forced to giver her children up solely so they could eat, would you think we were doing enough?
I don't know. But I do know this ... I am convicted that I am not doing enough.
Please, please go over to Emily T Weirenga's website and post about a new foundation she's starting because she felt the tug of God to do more. It is called The Lulu Tree.
And if you haven't had a chance to pick up Emily's book Atlas Girl - go now! Check out my review or visit her website to find out more.