Friday, December 24, 2010

a balancing act

BLOG POST WARNING: Honesty ahead.

You may have seen this short video from Skip1.

Skip1 PSA "Restaurant" [Francis & Lisa Chan Version] from Skip1 on Vimeo.

With Christmas in full effect, it has honestly been tough for me not to think about everything I buy in light of someone who is in greater need than I am. We are blessed with so very much. A house, cars, food, clothes, and even clean drinking water.

I often wonder how I got to be the one placed into the life I'm in. How am I not the one in Africa, struggling to survive, without clean water?

I'm not sure I will ever know the answer. What I do know is that I'm saved by grace and that His love abounds. But it only abounds through His people. So I'll continue to give in proportion to what I've been given. And then I'll give a little more. I'll do my best to hang on to the truth found in these words;

Don't just think about Jesus this Christmas, that would be way too easy...consider ways you can give away your life. To your children, to your neighbors, or to families around the world.

Although I struggle with the tension of having and giving, I know that it is by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ that we can find joy in being blessed, but also in blessing others.

Merry Christmas!


  1. Thanks for sharing. Can I repost it? Convicted me....

  2. GREAT POST! We too, were overwhelmed with how MUCH we have, here in the US, while so many others (including our little ones) are halfway around the world, MAYBE getting one meal! It breaks our hearts! We, too, gave in various ways to others this Christmas, and yet, my heart still aches for all of those less fortunate. May God continue to stir our hearts to do more. And then some more.................Bless you!