I need your help, readers.
We often talk about freedom in this blog in terms of being free from metaphorical chains of bondage. Or the freedom to be who God created us to be.
There are other kinds of freedom and other kinds of bondage.
It is believed that there are currently 21 million people worldwide caught in slavery (forced labor). Approximately 50% of trafficking victims are children, most of whom are caught in sex slavery.
Tomorrow, I will run 26.2 miles for those who can’t speak for themselves.
You can help by praying. I have pain in my right leg due to what is likely tendonitis. I also have been having some shin pain this week. I am just, in general, not a natural when it comes to running.
The kids need your prayers, too.
I am running for the kids. For those still caught in sex trafficking and those trying to climb their way out.
I will share more on Monday. But pray for us. And pray about giving
. Don’t just look at your finances or circumstances and decide you’re not able to give. Pray.
This is a general admonition, even if I weren’t fundraising. So often we wait until we have extra in order to give, but don’t stop to pray as to how God would have us respond. I do it as well.
And He sat down opposite the treasury, and began observing how the people were putting into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amount to a cent. Calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the contributors to the treasury; for they all put in out of their surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, all she had to live on.” Mark 12:41-44
This widow did not wait; she gave.
The God I love and serve didn’t wait until He had extra to give extravagantly.
He gave His Only.
This is not to say we should enter into giving lightly. We need to hear God speak to our hearts, but our hearts need to first ask and then be willing to respond.
I’ve responded to God’s call, to give of my time, money and physical resources to run for those who can’t.
Thank you for your prayers.
Lord, help me to give extravagantly this weekend, as You did when You sent Your Only Son to earth. Help me to run the race You’ve set before. Thank You that Your power is made perfect when I have nothing to give. Be the Sustainer that I know You are. Move in the hearts of many, that the hearts of these little children would have the opportunity for You to heal them. Jesus, Your Name is power. You are mighty. In Your wonderful name I pray, Jesus, Amen.
For The Kids
My recent personal best at the Zooma Half Marathon