Three Minutes for Nepal
Isn't it tempting to skip right past the links and stories about Nepal? Different, less-threatening news is just a page away.
I mean, what can be done when you're living 8,133 miles from the epicenter? Aside from a donation, what really helps?
(You have donated to a reliable relief organization, right? If not, do that first. I trust this organization because their overhead is fully funded so they don't skim $ off the top!)
If you're like me, maintaining life as usual when it's clear so many people are in crisis makes me tense. I don't want "nothing" to be my only response.
And so I pray.
I know, I know. This is cliche. Everyone says they will pray, but does that help, really?
I remember reading this thought from CS Lewis on the topic and being of the same mindset (emphasis, spacing added):
I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God, it changes me.
I need to pray for Nepal because I need to stay sensitized to the pain of others. I need to remember in this broken world, we are to love others even when they are far away.
Since you, dear readers, are so faithful in stopping by this blog, will you join me for three minutes today to watch this video and consider the lives of these people?
Look at their smiles. Imagine their birthdays. Consider their faces, their hopes, their dreams. Think about their lives.
I'll be watching this every morning this week. I hope you will too!