Jesus died on the Cross.

Our sins are forgiven.

The broken is fixed.   But not yet.

The hurt is gone.  But not yet.

The sin is washed away.   But not yet.

The wounds are healed.  But not yet.

Today and especially tomorrow, we live in the promise that God has and will make all things new.  

But there are still children dying from malnutrition.

There are still medical problems in 3rd world countries that could be cured “here” but aren’t.

There are still children suffering the long term effects of abuse, neglect and trauma.

There are still parents struggling to get their children the help that they need and a system that is supposed to help but by all accounts is failing miserably.

There are still churches and people in those churches who are hurting God’s people more than they are helping.

Why?

I don’t know.

But I know this.   Until there is no longer a “not yet” then there’s work to do.

Work that God wants us to do.   NOT because we need to earn our “spot” in heaven – that’s already taken care of.

Work that God wants us to do – out of gratitude.

Work that God wants us to do – to care for the poor.

Work that God wants us to do – to care about orphans and widows.

Work that God wants us to do – for the least of these.

I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” 
attributed to Helen Keller

Want to do something?   Let me know if you want to help.   I’ve got ideas and plans I’m working on……

Tom