Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Its chow time in Mali! Check out these little rascals diving in to the evening feeding bowl. This is how they roll every meal. The back story.... the adults have already eaten and these guys get the leftovers. I feel bad eating before them and knowing they might not get the best of the bowl, but that's life there. The men and women need the strength to do the work to feed the family. Check out this cool little guy.........
Now check out this little dude? He's not there. Not at the bowl at dinner time. Why? He was born with a disease or became sick as a baby and now his legs don't work right. He can't walk like the other boys and he can't bend his knees like you would to squat and eat from the bowl. I watched as his mom finally made the other boys move over and let him in. They didn't want to, but eventually did. My heart broke as I watched helplessly.
It reminded me who Jesus is. He Is the bread of life. Anyone that partakes will be satisfied. He Is the living water. Anyone that drinks will never thirst again. As I watched it made me ask if I am bringing people to the Bread of Life, or keeping it a secret. Are you helping your spiritually starved friends/neighbors find bread or are you watching them starve? We can't hold back!
Posted by John at 4:46 PM