Monday, February 22, 2010

Imaginary Journey to Africa Day 1 - Clothing

This Friday and Saturday the youth at Calvary Baptist Church will be participating in year 12 of the 30 Hour Famine. This is an event to raise awareness and funds for the work World Vision is doing around the world to provide food, clothing, shelter, water, and the Love of God to the poor and needy of the world. This year Greg Arnold put together a great little week long devotional (adapted from material written by the Arritts (sorry if I spelled that wrong)). The devotional has a challenge each day that will help the students focus on some issues many people in the world are struggling with. I decided I would participate in this challenge and document some of my thoughts each day in the hopes that it would encourage the students to participate or at least think about some of the issues.

I need to keep this short because I ran out of time on Day 1 to actually write this note and the challenge for Day 2 is no media (this is like work and no I did not waste time on here before I wrote this note).

Day 1 - Clothing
Challenge: wear the same clothes you wore yesterday
Bible verse: Luke 12:22-34

I am going to be honest this wasn't too big of a deal to me. I don't care about wearing the same thing two days in a row maybe that was because I could tell people I was doing it to help raise awareness for World Vision. I wonder what it would have been like if I had to do it for a week or what if I didn't have an option. I know that would bother me, I would be self-conscience and feel like people were judging me.

The verse for the day was really good. I especially liked the "Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes." I really liked this in light of what we are doing this weekend. It is just a great reminder that God loves us and will take care of us.

1 comment:

Greg said...

Yeah, Luke 12:23 is a great verse.
I also keep coming back to 1 John 2:15-17 "Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world - the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does - comes not from the Father but from... See More the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever."
It's so easy to get caught up in what we have and do. But Jesus has called us to follow Him. How will I live?