l e n t :: day43_need


Do you know how many needs there are in the world?  I’m not talking about new shoes for your Easter dress or a replacement for your lumpy couch but needs for basic human rights – for food, for freedom, for physical health.   Did you know there are 600,000 unused, frozen embryos in the US alone that currently have no designated womb for their continued growth?  That’s about the same number of orphans and family-less kids in the US!  Blows my mind -the number of children in the US alone who have yet a need for a welcoming home.   Come on, land of plenty.  Approximately 1.6 billion people in the world don’t have adequate housing.  About 21,000 people day EACH DAY die from hunger and related issues.    27-30 million people lack personal freedom, caught in modern slavery.

The number of needs is incredible, in the true sense of the word.

You know what we need?  Jesus.  A whole lot more Jesus.  And then the humility and willingness and courage and boldness to live a life worthy of the calling of JESUS.

Tomorrow, we remember how Christ died, surrendering His life for our NEED for grace and salvation.  Look around you, at those you love and are yet to love: what will you surrender for their needs?


Published by magdalenemastin

Hi! I'm Magdalene. I am a mom of three, wife of one, food-grower, -planter and -eater (my favorite part, of course), sewer, organizer, mover, musician, and relational, intentional, sustainability-focused woman. In 2015 I returned to the small organic farm I grew up on in central Indiana after an eight year honeymoon in Holland, MI. If I’m doing exactly what I want, you will probably find me on a porch or patio, wine in hand, chatting about life and love and happiness and then the Holy Ghost with people I love.

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