“YOU CAN’T SAVE ALL THE CHILDREN”
I cannot tell you how many times I have been told that.
Tragically, It wasn’t until tonight that I realized how sad it was that I completely believed that statement.
It is definitely a logical statement. Seriously, think of all the kids that die every day due to preventable diseases or malnutrition.
What about the poor healthcare systems and the small amount of healthcare workers accessible to these dying children?
Less than 50% of the world has even seen a health care professional.
The world is pretty big and Children are dying everywhere. Clearly, I cannot be everywhere at once.
So maybe it is true – I can’t save all the sick and dying children. I shouldn’t blame myself or feel any guilt. Really? Why try?
THEN IT HIT ME
WHO AM I TO LIMIT GOD?
IS HE NOT STRONG ENOUGH?
IS HE NOT BIG ENOUGH?
CAN HE NOT USE ME?
Children will die daily.
Realistically, I can’t save them all – but we all know that I am not going to stop until I know there was nothing more that I could have done.
I watched a video by Save The Children the other day. It was about a lady in Malawi who was trained to perform basic healthcare in her community. Because someone trained her, she lowered the infant mortality rate in her village by over 80%.
I MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SAVE EVERY CHILD BUT I CAN TRAIN OTHERS TO DO JUST SO!
If I train 10 people from 10 villages and they each train 10 people from their villages and surrounding villages, and then those 100 train 10, and so on . . . picture it – People stepping up and saving the children in their own villages – People taking ownership of their sick and orphaned.
I don’t believe there is a single thing I cannot do (other than lick my elbow or pee standing) if I know that it is in line with God’s heart. Don’t try to stop me.
So, I am going to do just so. No more children will die without someone at least trying to save their lives. So, suck it all you people who have told me that I cannot save every child.*
It is funny how once again I am unsure of exactly where I will be and who I will be working with. One thing I do know is that God is going to use me to help save all the Children.
Sounds kind of familiar to something God told me last semester . . . Oh wait . . .
THE MERCY PROJECT
*I don’t really mean that. Those of you who have told me that said it with the best intentions to comfort me and help me to stop blaming myself. I truly cherish each conversation I have with those spoken of and hope to have many many more in the future. I love getting your opinions and hearing what God is telling you. This is more of me reflecting on my lack of Faith.
Do you know what I love? Even though we are faulty and unworthy . . . God still chooses to use us in carrying these burdens and sharing in His heart’s cries.