This week I am posting "Hungry". Our youth group is participating in a 30 Hour Famine to help them connect with the tragedy of hunger in this world. 29,000 children die every day from starvation and malnutrition. It is a completely treatable condition. $1 will feed one child for a day. I usually pay a little more than that for sweet tea from McDonald's on my way to work. If every person living above the poverty line in the United States gave $1 a day for the rest of their lives, we could wipe out hunger worldwide, forever.
We sang "Hungry" tonight during our worship time. We had just blown out 300 candles in 15 minutes. One for each light that was blown out by hunger during that time. What we were left with was a dark room. It was a great visual of what the world looks like when we as Christians do not step up to the call to be the light of the world. Even one flame left flickering would have chased away the darkness.
Our prayer for the teens this weekend is that they would finally put aside themselves and become hungry for Christ. Offer all of themselves, and realize that Jesus is all that is worth living for. Those changes will change the world.
One flame at a time.
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