Don't we live in a world of dire contrasts - first world families stressing over wasted food left on their children's plates (not to mention frustrated parents tripping-over expensive toys and other consumerables); while third world children and families live in abject poverty and starvation. I nearly forgot the at-risk families and individuals living in extreme poverty in affluent first world countries.
Next is a photo of a World Vision Christmas card and gift for our family's sponsor child. World Vision does the hard work - they print and send the card and simple gift to us. We just have to write a Christmas message, attach a stamp and post it. Well, I missed the deadline so our sponsor child didn't receive her Christmas card. I feel very slack. In the lead up to Christmas I knew I had to do it but I kept putting it off until 'later'. Now it's New Years Eve and I've written a message with an apology - I'm making a small donation and I'm asking You Jesus to intervene so World Vision can still get this card to our sponsor child. Fortunately Jesus knows me better than I do - I just have to talk with Him about my trials and He lovingly helps me along.
Jesus could you please help me to be more like You - generous, forgiving, disciplined and all the other qualities I need to work on. Jesus I know that I'm Your precious 'work in progress' and I just have to invite You into my life for things to be put in order.