The other day, as I was coming inside with the boys, a girl walked up and asked for a glass of water. I told her to hold on and went inside to get water for her. This is not anything new, it is pretty normal to get asked for water, food and/or money pretty much anytime we step out of our house. However this time when I came back with water there were 5 more kids all wanting a glass of water. I went in to get more and came back and there were probably close to 20 kids. All gathered around just for a glass of water. This is a picture of the overwhelming needs that we look at daily.
At times it is a struggle…
- To display the type of love we are called to
- To not get paralyzed by the quantity of needs around us
- To not become numb to the need and start ignoring it
- To have wisdom in best ways to assist and help
- To not grow weary of giving
This is a struggle I know we will face most of our life. There is no easy answer and I know there is no complete solution on this Earth. It is one of those areas of my life that I lift up to God and pray that somehow he will strengthen and guide us through these struggles that are beyond our comprehension or understanding.