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Today I was looking at photo’s from Samaritan’s Purse work in Kenya.  People are dying of starvation and thirst.  It’s heartbreaking.  There’s a spot in my heart for the people of Africa.  I don’t know why- but God does.

I was reminded of Matthew 25: 31-46 as I looked at the photos.

The Sheep and the Goats

31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

 

Then I drew this.

 

kindness and compassion african woman

 

I don’t understand it.  It makes me angry and I feel helpless.

Sometimes there’s nothing to say.  So I draw.  

Lord, please help us. Come quickly. 

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About godw1nz

I am the mom of three beautiful daughters, wife to a genius, sister to a teacher, sis-in-law to an engineer, daughter to a yankee and a rebel, and a woman chasing God. I love to read, draw and be with my family. If the reading inspires me, then I draw what I read. Almost everything I draw is based around or about Jesus Christ. I attend church at First United Methodist Hillsville. Ronnie Collins is my associate pastor, also a blogger here. I love the Lord with all my heart and I hope what you see here will inspire your heart.

2 responses »

  1. Hi

    Please could you add this post just as is to The Music & Art Lounge, where you have a profile.http://sharparrowmusic.ning.com – Just go to blog add WordPress with one click and add your blog. I would love to feature it. Love the picture. Isn’t it tragic in Kenya. There are solutions but the those who have the ability to help most, don’t care or do not want to. I was just praying with my wife about Kenya last night, after a facebook friend asked me to pray. That was the first I had heard about it. I would like to give a little money. Do you know of organizations where the money will definitely get to help the people who need it?

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