Thursday, October 7, 2010

Sam and Esther

As I watched this video I was compelled to post it here to grab the world’s attention and appeal for assistance; to raise the resources needed to ameliorate the living condition of these children.

I am appalled at the deprivation and squalor that these kids experience day after day. Where is the love?

We all experience hardship of some sort, health, financial, emotional etc., but when I saw this video, I suddenly felt humbled to know that my problems are all petty and insignificant... The Lord said, "Inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least of these my brothers, you have done it to me" (Matt. 25:40).

Therefore, I urge you to support the The San Damiano Foundation and save a child.

This video reminded me of The Rich Man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31 (NIV).

"There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

"The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried. In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, 'Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.'

"But Abraham replied, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.'

"He answered, 'Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father's house, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.'

"Abraham replied, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.'

"'No, father Abraham,' he said, 'but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.'

"He said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.'"

May God bless you today as you give others hope to live and maximize their potentials.

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