Sunday, March 04, 2012


Too many times we let ourselves get wrapped up in stuff that in the light of eternity, just doesn't matter. We worry and fret. We argue over fine points. We let petty things separate us from those we should be united with. We put unimportant things over the most valuable.

P2250992 Resized and framed

Sometimes it takes being out in the world in the midst of ministry, surrounded by broken people and those radically made whole in Jesus, to be reminded of what really matters.

“The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord.And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.” --- Jesus Christ, Mark 12: 29-31


us5 said...

isn't it true?!? i grieved tonight to hear of my friend's teen daughter going to work as a 'gopher' for a 'food designer.' a food designer?!? when most of the people around me don't get enough food to fill their stomachs, there are people out there playing with food, and making mega-money off of it?? sigh. it seems so desperately empty. oh God, we need for you to show us what really matters to YOU!!

Elysa said...

Living and serving overseas sure does mess up how you see the world, doesn't it? We notice and see things that no one else would even think twice about. My kids have been eating tons and tons of cabbage and collard greens this week because no one else wanted them and I couldn't stand to see perfectly good food thrown away. They aren't thrilled about seeing the green stuff show up in chili, lasagna, etc, etc. but like you, when I've seen people literally starving to death, it changes things.