Today we #tbt to September 2012 – Pastor Steven was releasing his new book GREATER and we had just packed thousands of bookbags to send to children in need. We personally delivered some to friends in Atlanta, Georgia.
We’ve been in the distribution business this past week, sending out thousands of GREATER book bags to children in need across the country. We packed 450 of them into a van and headed to Atlanta to a place called “Kids in Need”.
We met many teachers there who were coming to pick up supplies for their students from some of the poorest schools in the country. Miss Polycarpe is a 3rd grade teacher at Campbell Elementary. We gave her a copy of Pastor Steven‘s book GREATER and a few book bags. She told us about her beautiful students, some of whom bring paper sacks to school to carry their books and homework.
Kids in Need Atlanta last year helped more than 380,000 students get school supplies.
380 THOUSAND students. I was so grateful to bring down the book bags you so lovingly assembled to teachers I knew would get them to students who desperately needed them. But for a moment, I felt a twinge of despair – that the donation that felt huge to us was barely a drop in the bucket for the need.
I prayed. In that moment I knew darkness wanted to paralyze me. And in that moment God reminded me what he has so many times in this season of my life:
This world, these people are his. He doesn’t ask us to do everything. He asks us to do something. And in the doing something – we must not let the fear of not being able to do enough keep us from doing anything at all.
Today, please join me in resolving to do something.
Love someone TODAY.
Begin with yourself. Psalm 139 reminds us that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. As we praise him, let that love flow through us to others.
Here’s a praise starter for you: Elevation Worship with “Sing Forever.” And then – get signed up for the M1 Initiative, or any of the dozens of new opportunities posted on the Elevation Outreach Events page.
Because there is such great need – and we are so blessed.