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Take my breath AWAY…

Wanna know the ONE other thing that melts my heart besides the heart of orphan?

The heart of the widow.

I do believe you will read in scripture—that these two melt the heart of our God too.

My friend, Shannon, is in Zambia right now loving on both orphans and widows. This post from Sunday MELTS me…you can read it here. If you think your heart has been broken for orphans—I challenge you to spend some time with widows. WOW. Go over to my friend Shannon’s blog—and just stare at them. Soak in their beauty. There is nothing MORE beautiful than seeing these widows…who are broken, poor, hungry, husbandless, and some times even dying…WORSHIP.

Who am *I* going to chose to live for?

If it’s for the LORD—then it’s serving people like these…read another of Shannon’s post from this past week here at what life is REALLY like in Ndola, Zambia.

My—*I* have SO much to learn from them…and I want my hands to be open how we might also bless them.

It’s crazy how we can get so DISTRACTED by silly things here in America. Material things. Social activities. Family or friend quarrels. And all the while–they are hungry…yet they worship. Oh Lord Jesus–help us not get distracted with the things of this world but to love the things you love–and to get caught up in where You already are…what You are ALREADY doing. Help us stay FOCUSED on You and Your plan for our lives. Draw us closer to You O LORD…and change us…how I want to be changed!

Elle J - July 17, 2010 - 12:09 am

Completely ~ takes your breath away and makes answers so simple. Beautiful people with amazing spirit. Learning from them is vital.

april - July 17, 2010 - 12:20 am

Yes! Yes! Yes! Thanks so much for reminding me of this today! I loved your friends post…those pictures are well…no words!

Christy - July 17, 2010 - 6:53 am

I have been wondering what some of the ways are that we can reach out to widows and follow the Gospel here in the U.S. It’s not as talked about but I know there are hands on ways that we can show love. Would love to hear from you if you have a list of these.