I spent part of last Saturday at a women's retreat at my church. The focus and theme of the day was on missions. We had a handful of speakers talk about their non-profits and the missions they focus on. Then we did a couple small mission projects.
My biggest take away from the day that has stuck with me nearly a week later is that the need in our world is so stinking big I can't even begin to understand it. My heart hurts for it.
It is easy to start down the path of thinking, the need is so big I can do so little to meet that need. But the Holy Spirit has a way of changing your perspective and your thinking at just the right time doesn't he? I may not be able to solve any major world problems, but I can love. I can pray, and I can give. I can give enough to significantly change the life of one and one matters. We are each wonderfully made by HIM, in HIS image and HE loves us.
Matthew 25:40 - New International Version (NIV)
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’