Thursday, February 4, 2010

Spiritual Starvation


World hunger: No doubt a topic of concern that has been made visibly principle in the mainstream media of the United States. Drew Barrymore’s $1 million dollar donation and position as Ambassador Against Hunger, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Madonna becoming parents of impoverished African children and Oprah requesting that each viewer of her show donate $50 to the cause for starvation are just a few examples of the star power behind this growing enterprise. It is almost as if, to be considered an A-List celebrity, some form of external support for world hunger is a pre-requisite.

From a Christian perspective, however - while impoverished nations are to be a noteworthy area of prayer and action for believers - one thought penetrates the rest: is Spiritual Hunger not even a blip on the radar of Hollywood?

As believers, are we actively moving the Gospel outward or are we satisfied in our current circle of comfort? Are we finding ourselves giving to the physical nutrition of impoverished nations while their spiritual welfare goes ignored?

The fact is, Jesus Christ was a missionary without borders. As we are called to be like Him, we are called into action. The Bible awards us with a sense of responsibility to those who do not yet know Him; nonetheless, there is a sense of out-of-sight-out-of-mind that fills our concern compartment.

Joshua 4:24
He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the LORD is powerful and so that you might always fear the LORD your God."

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