Calcutta Observations

Our time in Calcutta has been very interesting. This morning we were up pretty early to visit a feeding program for an extremely poor community – it was interesting for many reasons. One observation is that there were only moms, sisters & grandmoms bringing the kids who are mostly under 7 to get their meal for the day. In this community, there’s a tremendous need for the kids to receive education bc this is the primary hope to transform the community. But when I think about @savingmoses, what stands out to me the most is the need for the infants in the community to receive immunizations, clean water & some basic hygiene education for their moms.
The picture that you see w this blog was one of the cool kids we were able to meet at the Ganges river yesterday ūüôā

Christmas & worship

mangerJust my opinion here, but I don’t think you can separate genuine Christmas from worship – they’re more than mutually compatible.¬† I think they’re interdependant.¬†¬† If you give it much thought, it seems pretty impossible to separate the two when you consider that God took on human flesh, humbled Himself to be born into a dark & sinful world, spending His 1st night in¬†a feeding trough for an animal, to an unwed mother.¬† Add to the mix that some wisemen who studied the stars & who were¬†considered to be the philosophers of their day¬†show up with some really nice gifts & fall on their¬†knees to worship this baby, along w some smelly shepherds who had an angelic enounter & were EXTREMELY excited.¬†

Here are some reasons to worship: 

  • God came to earth to live in human skin
  • ¬†an angelic announcement got the shepherds all stirred up!
  • God warned Joseph about Herod trying to kill baby boys & Joseph protected Jesus by moving to Egypt
  • Jesus didn’t “lay low” during His human experience – He was completely & thoroughly engaged w humanity
  • Jesus loves us as much today as He did the day He died on the cross

What are some other reasons that cause you to worship Jesus?