December 1, 2011

Actual Reality

"Actual reality! Act up! Fight AIDS!" (a line from one of my favorite shows/musicals RENT)
Today is World AIDS Day and I'm having a hard time putting into words what I want to say.  God calls us to pray and seek the good of the city in which we live, to protect the orphan and widow, love our neighbors, free slaves, feed the hungry...to be His hands and feet to serve those in need.  All of these tell me that I should be praying for a cure and supporting the cause to heal the millions effected by this terrible disease. Disease, pain, sickness, sorrow, natural disasters, betrayal, hatred...the list goes on and on, reminders that things are not as they should be.  Reminders like today make me long for the day when God fulfills His promise to heal every disease and wipe every tear from His people's eyes.  But until that day He calls us to be His hands and feet to spread His blessings and love far as the curse in found.  So until that day comes I will pray and give, spread information and encourage folks to get tested and get active in the cause.  Check out http://www.worldaidsday.org/ . 
No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as, the curse is found.

Linking up with Emily and others redeeming the imperfect over at Imperfect Prose

2 comments:

  1. Yep. Stupid thorns and thistles. Love you, girl.

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  2. i think you said it perfectly. thank you for reminding me to pray, dear lauri. love to you.

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