hot topic: Nepal & Earthquake Babies

The recent earthquake in Nepal is massively tragic!  More than 5,000 people have died and there are tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands and possibly millions who have been affected by this tragedy.  With our work with Saving Moses, I’m super concerned about the babies and toddlers who can easily be overlooked when these kinds of tragedies happen.  So here’s some helpful insight about these babies.  Please feel free to help us send relief and aid to these babies, who desperately need our help, attention and tangible love.  Let’s love lavishly with divine extravagance!

hot topic: death in Nepal

I’ve just read about the massive 7.9 earthquake in Nepal.  The destruction & lives lost won’t be fully assessed for several weeks, but so far, more than 970 people have died.  Now, it’s a race against the clock to unbury & rescue probably thousands more before time runs out for them.  There are huge efforts being made to rush aid, support and life to this country, even though there’s concern that the airport in Kathmandu may also be damaged from the quake.

When I watch Jesus in the Gospels, I’ve never seen Him run away from nor ignore pain, suffering and hardship.  Rather, when I look at Jesus in the Gospels, He brought life, freedom, redemption, healing, restoration and much more wherever He went.  Rather than running from & ignoring pain, suffering, loss and hardship, at minimum, let’s run with concern and prayer to this desperately needy plight in Nepal.  I don’t think Jesus suffered from charity fatigue #selah

hot topic: sherpa people

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Sherpas are an ethnic people group in Nepal who are often hired by mountaineers to help with the ascent of various mountains including Mount Everest.  At the end of last week, there was a terrible avalanche in Nepal at the base of Mt Everest & 16 sherpas were killed.  Sherpas are amazing people & are often the unsung heroes of the Himalays (to quote a famous sherpa).  Sherpas do lots of work & help people achieve really amazing & super-human feats.  They’ve been doing this for many decades but are often overlooked or even unheard of.

In some ways, the sherpas kind of remind me of the Holy Spirit, our Helper Whom Jesus said would never leave us & Who helps us, even when we don’t know it.  Perhaps it might be a good idea to take a minute now to thank the Helper for being our constant guide & help in the journey of our life.  Maybe the Holy Spirit is kind of like our supernatural sherpa  ,)