Click on the Save Button

>> Thursday, September 29, 2011

With the advent of computers, common words with new meanings have entered our vocabulary. One with which I am very familiar is the save button. When I am writing an article or blog, I click save regularly. That’s why the t-shirt with the picture of earth … a save button … and a hand ready to click on the button caught my attention. I bought it … and am wearing it as I type.  

Our earth is in dire need of saving.  

According to the World Hunger Education Service, there were 925 million hungry people in the world in 2010. I can’t even wrap my mind around that many starving and malnourished people. On top of that, we have been besieged with flooding … hurricanes … tornadoes … earthquakes … tsunamis and out of control fires. Countries are being overthrown … economic crisis is rampant … and over one million people die by suicide worldwide each year (International Suicide Statistics).  

It’s time to click on that save button now.  

But as a Christ-follower, I see another meaning for the word save. Missionaries travel around the world to spread the good news about Jesus. Ministers stand behind pulpits on Sunday morning, declaring God’s love for a hurting world. But it takes more than that. One individual … living a life of integrity … following the precepts of Jesus … speaks volumes to the people in their world.  

Our earth is in dire need of saving … and that endeavor starts with me … and you.  

“But how can people call for help if they don't know who to trust? And how can they know who to trust if they haven't heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them?” Romans 10:14-15 (MSG) 

2 comments:

Marijo (Mary Jo) Phelps September 30, 2011 at 6:53 AM  

A great little "short shot" to start the day!

Joy Bach September 30, 2011 at 8:42 AM  

Thanks Marijo. Good morning to you.

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