Dear LLT Friends,
In a recent survey of non-profit service and charitable organizations, what do you suppose came up as their greatest need? I’m talking about organizations whose purpose is to uplift humanity, to provide services, education (for both the mind and the heart), and life’s necessities like clean water, food and medical help.
Maybe the answer is no surprise. The greatest need is – money to do their work.
We live in a world where one individual alone (Bill Gates) has a net worth of $90 billion; where three siblings (the Walton’s) are worth $101.9 billion; where a small group of about 15 men have a total net worth of $7.67 trillion. A world where - did you know this - there are over 2000 billionaires?!
Some billionaires use their money to influence political agendas, or even run for political offices (Michael Bloomberg, who was mayor of NY three times, for example). Some billionaires have pledged to give up to half of their worth to charities, God bless them!
So why am I talking about billionaires, when maybe I should be talking about weather, or natural disasters, or tragedies or other horrors going on in this world? It’s a stark contrast, isn’t it? More money than any single person can possibly use in 10,000 lifetimes, and at the same time, folks deprived of even the basic necessities for survival.
And above all, there is God. And us. Are we here for such a time as this? Can we be His hands and feet, His voice, His love, His compassion? Can God provide His grace and help where there aren’t large amounts of money? In a world increasingly oblivious or even hostile to heavenly things, might we still find folks who want and need God as desperately as you and I do?
Oh Lord, lead us to them! Don’t let our time, our means, our love for You be wasted. Use us, please, to relieve the world’s need, to show people Jesus and His truths, to hasten His coming!
“Everywhere people are perishing for lack of a knowledge of the truths that have been committed to us.”
(A Call to Medical Evangelism, pp. 10)
Our small work here at LLT, our videos and literature, seem like such a tiny drop in the bucket of this world’s need. Yet many drops fill the bucket, and many hands accomplish a job, and every toe and finger is vital to the work of the body. So by God’s Grace, we contribute our drops, aided by your drops, and as parts of Christ’s body, we trust that He will unite and multiply our small offerings and make them mighty to reveal Himself in this world.
Thank you for your support and your use of LLT materials. We cherish your prayers and we crave more of God’s Spirit to give power to this work.