Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Mourn, weep and wail.

Something has gone off inside me. I am absolutely inspired to break down the appathetic attitude I may have had about what is happening in Orissa, India. 

I read Andrew's post a week ago, and it didn't even really register to me. I'm ashamed of myself. I used to force myself to read the weekly Voice of the Martyrs e-mail report. Then I started to skip over it. I'm ashamed of myself. 

Who do I think I am anyway?

Then yeaterday, Francis made mention of it in the sermon I was listening to on the way to work. There was an urgent video message from a pastor in India who has planted 1000's of churches for the persecuted believers in Orissa, India. Then another post update popped up from Tall Skinny Kiwi about Orissa, and a video.... Then I watched the video and it has destroyed me. I don't know what to do. 

I'm tired. I'm tired of being a lover of myself. I'm tired that the only thing that effects me is when my standard of livinig is challenged. While others are fighting for lives, I'm concerned about my standard of life. I'm ashamed of myself. 

So what to do? Pray and fast, and rally others to do the same. Then let God start to open the doors. I started a facebook group last night for prayer for the believers in India. I've asked everyone I know to join. Hopefully, illumination will come to some like it did to me. 

Thank you Lord for illuminating our hearts again and again when we don't deserve it. By your grace. 

What to do now. What will we do? What will you do? 

If it was someone we knew hiding in the forrest to escape mutilation and genocide we would move heaven and earth to rescue them.

Let's take a second out of our lives to pray and consider. And listen.

Please, Please, Please watch this video.


Steve Oberg said...

Kinda puts it all into perspective. I felt kinda the same way after coming back from So.Africa - somewhate helpless, but hopeful that we could do something.

I am not sure what we can do about their plight in India and other parts of the world - tangibly anyway. Getting the word out is important. I put a link to this post in my blog - so all 3 readers will at least know....

roy said...

yeah its like how to spread the word through the internet, until some celebrities can catch the injustice and make it their pet project. or we can pray