The presentation on the fate of the unwanted left me weak with sorrow. The faces of starving children hunted me for days.
And when I heard my friend John talk about the need for programs for the newly released inmates, I realized that money is just a small drop in the bucket; we need people with time, and dedication, and ideas, and purpose. And the depth of the need feels like a bottomless pit.
Everywhere I turn, I hear of battered women, and desperate teenagers, and drug addicts who don’t know how to make it, and elderly lovelies who suffer in ugly solitude and friends who become widows, or die of abuse, or suffer so deep that the pain swallows them and they never come back.
The sorrow of it all literally takes my breath away, and I kind of lose my footing. My head spins and I wanna run away and bury my head in the sand. But I know that I have to find a way to get my breath back, because without my breath, I can’t even make it through today. Without my breath, I can’t do any good. Oh God, please, give me my breath back.
The quiet voice of wisdom spoke simple words into my heart, “What’s Your Part?” And with the question, my breath returned into me. God spoke, and life came back into my lungs, my gut, my soul. And just like that, I knew without a shadow of a doubt that this is the only question that really matters at the end.
I simply have to do my part. Just my part. However small or big it may be at any moment. Just my part.
And today, my part is to worship. So I won’t let human guilt tell me otherwise. Because worship can move mountains that a thousand hours of work can’t budge. And tomorrow, maybe He’ll have me dig into that mountain with a pick–and that will bear fruit, because it will be ordered by Him; empowered by Him, laced with Grace.
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