I recently read a quote by Jon Foreman in reference to a book about global persecution and human trafficking in which he stated “the only appropriate response, (is) sounding the alarm for love in action.” Love in action, I believe that’s what God meant when through scripture He tells us that “…and if you pour out that with which you sustain your own life for the hungry and satisfy the need of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in darkness, and your obscurity and gloom become like as bright as the noonday.” (Isaiah 58:10) I don’t think it starts across the world, but in our living rooms, on our streets (wow, where do I live?) but seriously, with our neighbors, our friends, and those in our community. When I am willing to pour out that with which I sustain my own life, one day that might be my money but other days, it will mean my time, something along the lines of letting go of the things that I hold so dear and pouring them out for the benefit of others without expecting anything in return. And this is where selfishness dies, giving without demanding or expecting others to do what we want, or thank us on our terms, but to simply give for the welfare and good of the one to whom we see as in need, hungry, maybe physical hunger, maybe deep emotional hunger. Giving and loving for the good of the one to whom we are pouring out our lives, whether it’s our time and being with them, serving them, praying for them, or our money in sharing with them. God promises to always take care of us, that light will arise in the darkest places through our outpouring of ourselves, allowing His love to flow through us. Love in Action, yes Jon Foreman, we hear the alarm. As you watch the video below talking about Human Trafficking in India, I pray you experience gratitude for your safety and your community, but also desire to see love in action through your life on a local and a global level; never duty or obligation but solely motivated by Christ’s love.
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