Who is This? Is it You?

Posted: October 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

This is Kevin Carter. In 1993 he snapped a picture of a starving child in Africa that went on to win a Pulitzer Prize. He was later asked, “What happened to the girl?” After taking the picture he sat down under a tree and chain smoked. Three months after winning the Pulitzer, he took his life, haunted by so many horrific images he had snapped over the years of his short but prolific career.

Jesus reminded us, “As much as you have done it to the least of these my children, you have done it to me.” As a Christian, we certainly have a responsibility to help aleviate all human suffering. Without minimizing the impact of world hunger, and I highly recommend you support Baptist Global Relief, let me suggest there is no suffering more serious than eternal suffering.

Those who die in their sins without Jesus Christ will suffer eternally. We have been charged to go to all the people groups of the world and share the Gospel. If we would each do our part, there would be no child or adult without access to the Gospel. Imagine this image of this child, enduring even more horrific suffering for all eternity. What will we do about it?

Kevin Carter was a part of an international contingency that was instructed not to touch the people for fear of catching a disease. So he did nothing. He did nothing. Imagine. We have been instructed to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. We have been instructed to touch the world. Can we do nothing? Will you do something?

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