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World Change is How We Roll
World Change is How I Roll….
I received this slogan on a sticker from a company called Sevenly after purchasing a t-shirt that donates funds to people in need of clean water.
I loved the sticker almost as much as the shirt.
How cool would this world be if everyone lived by that little catchy phrase? World Change.
What does it even mean? How can we even do this?
For some people, maybe they can’t go to far off distant lands and work with the poor and broken. Maybe some don’t even want to. Maybe others don’t have any extra money to give or resources to spare.
We know a man here in Zambia in one of the villages we serve in who is constantly telling us about all the needs we should help with. This woman’s thatch roof is falling down, or this family has no food.
He desperately wants to help, but doesn’t feel like he has anything to give.
So he tells the “white man”, who of course, has all the keys to save the world and all the money in the world to do it. Or maybe that’s what they’ve been told or maybe that’s what they’ve learned. (a different subject entirely)
But instead, I want to challenge our friend in the village to give what he does have.
Compassion, time, a worker’s strong hand, prayer, love.
If we think on these things, we all have SO much to give. Some things are intangible, but equally, if not more, moving to another human.
I offer my hand to help, but also, I offer my heart.
Jesus taught me this. He showed us first what it’s like to lay down our lives for others. I have been moved by this and in turn, want to show this love to others. It’s a start. It’s a goal.
And thus, I offer my two cents and challenge you to go ahead… change the world.