Wednesday, May 27, 2009

How will we be remembered?

"We are the first generation that can look extreme and stupid poverty in the eye, look across the water to Africa and elsewhere and say this and mean it: we have the cash, we have the drugs, we have the science- but do we have the will? Do we have the will to make poverty history? Some say we can't afford to. I say we can't afford not to." ~Bono

















Because where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:21

31 comments:

Alison said...

What powerful pictures. Especially the one of the malnourished little guy. It breaks my heart - I know he is just as special and wonderful as my little boy.

Sarah Dawn said...

The pictures, powerful! Thanks for reminding me today why we have laid down it all, for His glory. You have a real mission field here, your words are reaching the nations, our nation, and proclaiming His truth.

Hugs from this missionary mommy,
Sarah Dawn

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

That was awesome!!!!!!!!!!

How pathetic and sad is that!?

That just burns me up inside and I pray others will open their eyes.

Love you!
Jill

Kathleen said...

Great post and I have to tell you these are my daily thoughts. What really do we need? what more do I need to take? It is time for us to give and give and give....

Praying for your family and your adoption. Praying for your journey with Ahope...

Recovering Noah said...

Sniff, sniff. Will you quit blogging about this stuff so that I can go back to my comfortable life? Ignorance is bliss, you know.

Thanks for reminding us what's really imporant.

Love ya!
Leslie

whenpigsfly said...

Powerful post Amy, and so sadly true...............I know so many who "can't afford" to address "the least of these" yet they daiy address and embrace"what moth and rust corrupt" and I see that mentality so quietly try to creep into my own justifications, rationales and decisions. I pray FORBID IT LORD!
Thanks Amy
Linda at
www.smithsoup.blogspot.com

Hope said...

Beautiful post!!

Taylor said...

that was amazing, seeing the contrast between our world and theirs. I would love to rescue every child there

Holly said...

Amen. I pray the Lord will direct many many people to this post.
Open our eyes Lord...and our fists as well.

Live to love and laugh said...

We were just talking about this last night. How sad it is that so many have so much and are unwilling to give to others.
It is an eye opener.
Cindi

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Awesome post - thank you!

Amy said...

That post put a "thud" in my stomach.

Laurel said...

Wonderful Post! Very moving!

Laurel :)

Chantelle said...

In my favorite book of all time (Revolution in World Missions - FREE at gfa.org, and NOT about missions as much as about perspective)the author says that once he moved from poverty striken India (where he never owned a pair of shoes until he was 14 years old) to AMERICA, he had to force himself to DAILY pray "Lord, break my heart with what breaks YOURS."

I try to pray this often, but what a powerful reminder. THANK YOU Amy.

Andrea H. said...

Bono is amazing. So true. We and most of other countries are so rich, if people could only see that and even cut back a little bit and give "something", what could Africa and other countries look like.

Michelle Riggs said...

Thank you, Amy. It was just what I needed to read. I linked it to our blog and posted some pictures of Abby and Kaden.

Miss you guys.

The Gobble's (Lanetta) said...

AWESOME post... exaclty what my heart is crying!!! Great post, pictures...

Bethany and crew said...

What a powerful post- thank you for allowing God to use you to help the rest of us remember what -who- is truly important in His eyes.

I pray that this touches the hearts of many today- it has touched mine.

Bethany and crew said...

I thought I just posted a comment, but it isn't showing up...sorry if this is a repeat!!

You post is powerful- I hope that God uses it to remind us of just what -who- truly matters in His eyes.

I pray that this touches the hearts of many- it has touched mine!!

Jman's momma said...

that stupid comfort zone - I HATE IT!!! It is so easy to go back there especially when you are surrounded by people who thrive there and have interest in stepping out - even in our church.

James 1:27 Family said...

Thank you for this post. I confess that I look around what I have and want for more. Jesus, please forgive me. I have so much.

I was just reading Matthew 6 with my 7 year old son yesterday as he was struggling with our foster baby leaving.

We can get distracted so easily. I strive to remember my heavenly treasures every day.

Your family is amazing and a huge blessing to so many other families!
Love in Jesus,
Amy :)

ajc4ever said...

Wow...I came over from "where laughter lives." This was a powerful post. I don't drive a fancy car, mainly shop out of need only, have a small-by-American-standards house, rarely ever eat out-and never at some place as fancy as what was pictured and def. don't have a lot of money but still...I can't help but see from pictures alone how blessed we are. My goodness...we've never gone hungry for even a day. Thanks for this...

Bethany said...

Thank you for sharing this quote and these images. I feel so fortunate for everything that I have, try not to consume to much, and my heart breaks for those who don't have enough.

Sarah said...

Thank you for this Amy! Very powerful and great reminder!

darci said...

thanks for showing those amazing, powerful pictures. what sickens me about myself is how quickly and easily i can 'forget'..and get right back into my me me me little life, of comfort and ease.

?MomOf4? said...

Such an amazingly powerful post!

Doreen said...

Amy .. Awesome and so real Amy... i may have to share your message on my blog!! This is something we all need to be reminded of!!

Sean and Lisa said...

Heartwrenching, eye opening, and so real. Thank you for this poignant reminder of what really matters and how all He asks of us is to follow Him and His plans are always the best.

Milk Mama said...

It really puts things into perspective, doesn't it?

Shonni said...

The pictures really do say it all! Thank you for posting this! I pray that the LORD continues to moves us all to seek HIS heart and abandon ourselves to Him.

soontobemomof9 said...

AMEN! My prayer, to remember this in every penny I spend. And to make a difference in every way I can!