We are trying to follow the path God has our for our family.
Some days the path is clear, the hiking is easy, along a beautiful river, even.
Other days the path is overgrown with grass, uphill, tiring, and the river cannot be seen.
And then there are days when the path is filled with obstacles we must climb over and the path seems to lead straight into the river of churning rapids.
We pray to have the courage to stay on the path and the discernment to know what that means for our lives each day.
Recently we were confronted with this statistic:
And so we had to ask, "What does that mean for our path? For our life as a family well fed in America?"
The Bible says,
Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, "Behold we did not know this," does not He who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not He who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will He not repay man according to his work? Proverbs 24:11-12
We know they are dying, we cannot pretend we do not know.
And so we asked what we can do about it.
We are in the process of adopting 1 child from Ethiopia. We sponsor 2 others in Africa.
But, we began to feel that was far from enough.
We don't have all the answers and are still struggling with this issue and what God would have our family do.
But we did come up with one easy answer.
We are canceling our cable TV.
The end of this month (and not coincidentally right after Lost ends forever because we are still selfish), it is gone!
The $70 per month we were spending can sponsor nearly two children.
Two more children rescued from death just with the price of television we've grown to hate watching (2 shows per week is all we watch and 1 is ending) anyway.
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