Thursday, April 10, 2014

What's the difference?

I never told anyone this, but I had a deep rooted fear of seeing extreme poverty first hand. I had seen pictures and videos, but I feared being in the midst of it. I never feared what it was, but I did fear is what it might do to me. 
Extreme poverty bothered me so much, that I felt like being in it, smelling and tasting it, would easily  defeat my spirit. I think I never wanted to TRULY see and feel how the chains of poverty destroyed hope and joy. 
So far in this journey, I have yet to feel defeat. I have yet to feel dismay. I have now sat in the homes of two families who barely have means to survive with basic supplies. Life here is constant work to provide basic needs that I have NEVER even had to think about, ever.
In the midst of sights that words don't do justice, I keep seeing peace, joy and love of His people. Karen Allen said 'there's no personal space here with these people'.....

What's the difference?

The difference is Jesus.


1 comment:

  1. Yay! Steve posted too! :) Love this and the honesty it contains....great perspective for all of us.