We Are About Relationships
You may have heard about the recent youth event, the 30 Hour famine. Around 15 of us fasted together, raised money and awareness about world hunger. During the event, we came across some statistics that were truly difficult to believe, especially directly related to the availability of (or lack of) clean water.
So, we decided to challenge the entire youth group to an allwater fast. Beginning Monday morning, those adults and youth who accepted the challenge are drinking nothing but water until Friday afternoon. That means no morning coffee (sorry Doug!); no Gatorade or energy drinks; no milk shakes or even milk on cereal. Doesn’t sound like much fun, huh? Believe it or not, we even encouraged them to stick with tap water.
It would be so much easier to continue with life as if nothing was wrong in the world. But some statistics are hard to forget. Here are a few for reflection:
Recently I heard a radio commercial for a local restaurant that boasted of a CocaCola “freestyle” Fountain with over 100 drink options. Wow! That really does sound tempting. We truly are blessed with abundance. I can see it in my own life and in the lives of those all around us. Now, what can we do?
Lord, Let us not be crippled with guilt or fear of scarcity. Rather, turn our hearts towards you. Embolden us to be who you created us to be. Help us be a presence of hope and to work for transformation. So let it be.