It has been over a week since the last post but I pray the lessons learned in Africa are still fresh in our hearts. Somehow, in spite of our efforts, there remains a gaping need in Africa. Those there still need our prayers and support, but more than that we need to pray that we become sensitive to the need around us. The co-worker who is a single parent struggling with raising their children, the elderly person who may have bad hygiene but has no family to support or love him, the latch-key kid who goes to school with your children and just wants to be loved: we are surrounded by hurting people who need to see the love of Jesus, not by our words but by our actions. In Africa, the need was black and white. In the U.S. it is not always so. My prayer for today is that my heart will be more sensitive to the needs of those around me.
Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.