Friday, November 13, 2009
The First Gift
Water. More talk about water. Why? Because we need water to survive. Water is life giving. Jesus compares himself to water because He is the ultimate source of life.
But what if you don't have water?
Every day 4500 children DIE due to contaminated drinking water.
It DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY.
Today, November 13, 2009, is the day people all over bloggerland are joining together asking you to give. I'm not asking you to do something I haven't done. I have. What moved me more than simply the fact that sooo many people are DYING because they don't have something we take for granted was this thought...how many of them don't have LIVING WATER? How many of them have never heard of Christ? Maybe if we give...just $10...maybe they'll get a chance to hear about the TRUE source of life. Maybe Christ will save them.
$10 will buy clean drinking water for one person for 10 years.
So, I'm asking...let the first give you buy this year (or the last, or one somewhere in the middle) be water.
1/3 of the amount the world spends on presents EVERY year could provide clean drinking water for the ENTIRE WORLD. How selfish does that make you feel?
but remember, God tells us to not give "reluctantly or under compulsion for God loves a CHEERFUL giver."
Click the link below to donate. 100% of the proceeds go straight to buying water in Liberia, West Africa. They are tax deductible and the site is secure.
or click here for more info.
all images from the lovely lady at Whatever. Be sure to check out her amazing blog.
I'm sure giving the gift of water is one of the most best ways to have a Beautiful Life I can think of!