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Monday, February 14, 2011

2/14/11 -- Love

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God has been knocking on my heart for a long time.
For YEARS, He has been urging me with these words:
"Find the children and bring them insulin."

I'm swear I'm not crazy.

At one point, a few years ago, Jay and I were even considering a mission trip.
We were ready to give up everything, pack the girls, and go find them.
It was during that time, that I ran across the Life For A Child organization.

I was drawn to this organization in a way that is hard to describe.
I devoured the website.  I kept coming back time and again.
Google.  YouTube.
Passionately looking for more information.


But then...
it seemed so overwhelming.
I felt helpless.
I felt like anything I could give wouldn't be nearly enough to put the slightest dent in the situation.
I began shoving all that information to the back of my mind.

The extreme conditions.
The sadness.
Children dying because they can't access insulin.
My heart broke.

I didn't know what to do with all the emotion.

I manged to ignore the tugging in my heart for awhile.

Until a few months ago.

I began seeing flashes of Sugar on the morning of her diagnosis.
So weak.
I saw images of mothers holding their
limp babies...
kneeling on a dirt floor...crying out for mercy to spare their child.
I imagined the slow misery of a child gasping for air.
And no one responding to a mother's wailing grief.

These images (and many more like them) haunt me.

When I couldn't stand it any longer,
I launched a campaign to support Life For A Child.

In the days since, I have experienced some incredible things.
More proof that God is in control.
Some of it I might share.
One day.

Today's Joy:  LOVE.

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