Friday 3 September 2010


My heart bleeds...

A letter from World Vision was on my desk today. I opened it. My heart bled, when I read and saw this:

As a mom, I feel deeply for the children. How fortunate J is, and I wish the same for all the other children... yet this is happening in the real world. If my heart bleeds, God's heart must be bleeding even more. God's heart is also bleeding for all these heartless people, that they can be so heartless to exploit these children, and taking away their childhood.

The Bible says in 2 Timothy 3:1-5

"But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them."

Long ago have I questioned God's justice. Long ago has God reminded me again of His sovereignty and perfect plan. His seemingly silence doesn't mean that He doesn't care.

The Bible says in 2 Peter 3:8-9

"But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance."
Today, as I changed J. I looked into his eyes and teared. I pray that being strong in resources, J will grow up to have a heart for these oppressed people, and not only just thinking only for himself.

"...From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked." - Luke 12:48

I can't raise him up to be that. But I can pray.

And I pray too that my Significant Other will have a heart for these people, that we as a family can stand strong to help in God's ministry. Today, as I am making my ice-cream, I am reminded that such joy that I am enjoying are not available to these children. I had a dream of being a stay-at-home mom, as I have so many home projects that I wanted to implement, but now they seem so insignificant, compared to these urgencies. I am so thankful for my job. Because I have a job, I can make a difference. I now know part of the reason why I have been sensing that God wanted me to continue working.

When I get tired of my job, I will think of these poor people without a job, and it will give me the energy to go on. I have to work, so that I can contribute to them. When I get tired of my job, I will think of these people, and it will bring meaning to my work, to why I need to earn the money. I need to earn the money, so that I can contribute to rescuing them.

I pray for the people working in such dangerous conditions to rescue these children. That God will protect them, as they press on to do God's work, rescuing the people and children that God created and loves so very dearly.

God's heart bleeds...

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