Let Your Heart Be Broken

Let Your Heart Be Broken

Let your heart be broken for a world in need:
Feed the mouths that hunger, soothe the wounds that bleed,
Give the cup of water and the loaf of bread
Be the hands of Jesus, serving in His stead.

Here on earth applying principles of love,
Visible expression God still rules above
Living illustration of the Living Word
To the minds of all whose Never seen or heard.

Blest to be a blessing privileged to care,
Challenged by the need apparent everywhere.
Where mankind is wanting, fill the vacant place.
Be the means through which the Lord reveals His grace.

Add to your believing deeds that prove it true,
Knowing Christ as Savior, make Him Master, too.
Follow in His footsteps, go where He has trod;
In the worlds great trouble risk yourself for God.

Let your heart be tender and your vision clear;
See mankind as God sees, serve Him far and near.
Let your heart be broken by a brothers pain;
Share your rich resources, give and give again.

(hymn, Bryan Leech, James Mountain, 1976)

Soccer 2016

Girl's soccer started yesterday. Kirsten is playing for this her fourth season and last season of high school.

Kirsten is a sweeper (center back defense) and in uniform #13. Her knickname is "Stonewall" because she so expertly blocks the opponents tries to get the ball into our team goal!

Morning Beauty

The other morning as I awoke,

made coffee,

was thanking God for His blessing of a new day......

I opened the curtain and saw this:

a beautiful Philippine Hibiscus in full bloom

Roses - Brato Lang!

Buying fresh flowers here is brato lang (not expensive).

This beautiful bouquet of a dozen roses with basket cost about $1.50 US! Thanking God for His amazing creation and beauty He allows us to enjoy!!

Beggar thoughts

Beggar on the sidewalk

common sight.

And I hear His voice

"whatever you do to the least of these, you do to Me."

A coin dropped,

a smile, wave, and "salamat" (thankyou in a local language.)

Such helplessness

I wonder what future the child has

Tears well in my eyes

so much poverty

so much need.

Living here sometimes it's to easy to block it all out.

But may I never become insensitive to the needs around.

31 "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne
32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates
the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will place the sheep on
his right, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say
to those on his right, "Come, you who are blessed by my
Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation
of the world.

35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty
and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you

welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me
I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came
to me.' 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, "Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty

and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger

and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when
did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' 40 And the

King will answer them, "Truly, I say to you, as you did
*it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me*

-27.9 percent of Filipinos live below the poverty line-even those with jobs don't earn much - a nurse, working 8 hours a day, earns about $9 for the day....a jeepney driver earns about $3 - 5 per day after paying the rental and gas costs of the jeepney...

read more about poverty in the Philippines at http://borgenproject.org