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Hope: Seeing With God's Eyes

Sep 20, 2019 4:30:33 PM

As I stepped off the bus, I looked around and saw houses that, for many, would seem unfit for living, diseases that are preventable, and kids whose pants are a little too short, whose shirts, a little too dirty. I felt the weight of poverty, yet a hope of prosperity.

A medical brigade—a place where people with little come to receive what they cannot get on their own.

It’s a place where more than medicine is given—love is shouted through the laughs of kids playing in sweltering heat.

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It’s where joy is felt as the elderly man finally can read the Bible without tired eyes. Simple glasses are all he needed to see the Word come to life. It’s where people would think joy wouldn't exist. It’s where hope is lavished upon the lives of all who stepped foot in the building.

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And yes, it’s where people came to find medicine, talk to nurses and doctors, receive vaccines, and even get their hair cut. And how beautiful it was.

As kids gathered around for face paint, balloon animals, or to see how many hula hoops they could handle, the truth that these kids are the next generation hit me.

Maybe they will be the generation that finally breaks the cycle of poverty.

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Maybe they will finally break the chains and heaviness off of their families.

Maybe these kids will be the ones who change these neighborhoods that often seem helpless.

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Maybe these kids "won’t let anyone look down on them because they are young; rather, they will set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity" (1 Timothy 4:12). 

These are the ones who will change the future of our society. These could be the ones who will answer the daunting and exciting call of God: to go and make disciples. These are the ones who will care for the widow, the fatherless, fight for the orphan, and make a home for the foreigner.

These are the ones who need hope, who need joy, who need discipleship, and who need love. These are the ones who need Jesus, and it all starts with a medical brigade.

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It all starts with a free pair of glasses and a hair cut. It all starts with us.

 

Loved what you read? This blog was written by a DTS Student, Lydia, and what she experienced on her Discipleship Training School.

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