A couple of nights ago, I was talking to my 12 and 13 year old about how my time at God’s Littlest Angels was nearing an end.
My 13 year old asked, “Dad, are you going to go back into banking? Or what are you going to do?”
I told him that at this point God hasn’t told me that He has any intentions of sending me back into banking. I told him that my time working for GLA had taught me many things and one of those things was that life is so much bigger than just me and that helping children and helping people who are struggling is really important to God and important to me.
Yesterday morning, I was bringing my 12 year old to school and this song came on the radio. Matthew West says it well:
I woke up this morning
Saw a world full of trouble now
Thought, how’d we ever get so far down
How’s it ever gonna turn around
So I turned my eyes to Heaven
I thought, “God, why don’t You do something?”
Well, I just couldn’t bear the thought of
People living in poverty
Children sold into slavery
The thought disgusted me
So, I shook my fist at Heaven
Said, “God, why don’t You do something?”
He said, “I did, I created you”
Gulp, He created you. He created me. He created you and you and you. Not to live in comfort, but to do something.
My adopted children at home, my trips to Haiti, my work for GLA have all ignited a desire to do something.
God hasn’t made it clear yet exactly what that is, but I know wants us all to “Do Something.”