In a dark world of lost and neglected children no words can better describe our role in changing the world than the lyrics by Brandon Heath in, “Give Me Your Eyes”. In Cambodia, there are over 600,000 homeless and neglected children and many enduring crimes that would incarcerate a sexual predator for the remainder of his life here in the U.S. In Cambodia, young children are sold to the highest bidder by families living in poverty for a future education, food, shelter or reasons that are incomprehensible to us. And these predators violate repeatedly. Victims are often never found or tragically found dead. In many cases, they are returned to the families emotionally shattered. Two missionaries felt a calling to be a voice and to provide healing for these children. Please take 3 minutes to view the video below, “Give Me Your Eyes”. What the world chooses not to see doesn’t exist. I’ve included Brandon Health’s lyrics below. The Global Renewal organization of missionaries needs your prayers. My prayer is that by reaching out to my readers, the words I’m inspired to write about Global Renewal’s mission will continue to help shine a light into the darkest corners of our world. These children need our eyes so they can begin to see a safer, brighter future.
In the words of Brandon Heath…
““Give Me Your Eyes”
Looked down from a broken sky
Traced out by the city lights
My world from a mile high
Best seat in the house tonight
Touched down on the cold black tar
Hold on for the sudden stop
Breathe in the familiar shock
All those people goin’ somewhere
Why have I never cared?
Give me Your eyes for just one second
Give me Your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me Your love for humanity
Give me Your arms for the broken-hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach
Give me Your heart for the ones forgotten
Give me Your eyes so I can see
Give Me Your Eyes for the Lost Children of Cambodia So THEY can SEE:
Life seems to constantly throw distractions and road blocks our way. For me, it seems the more I attempt to focus on my passion for writing, the more difficult it becomes to find time for it. This week, however, the stars were in alignment for me as I was finally able to interview a missionary in Cambodia. We had been trying to connect for quite some time. I’m looking forward to sharing the results of that interview with my readers in the near future. Writing has been my passion as far back as I can remember. But it takes more time than I claimed to have in the past and a thick skin to endure the rejection that comes along with it. Your phenomenal idea may be just that–yours alone. I’m jumping in with both feet these days. I’ll be attending a writer’s workshop over the weekend and have been inspired to dig out the stories from the depths of my files that were left alone years ago. Characters that were left without answers, incomplete endings and messy relationships will finally wind their way to the last page of a book. My archived stories may not be the interest of every reader, but they will be completed. I’m sure the distractions will appear like the one I just encountered while writing this blog. I finished it, hit post then received messages in bold red, “Cannot Post”. There was no obvious reason for my entry to not post. So, yes, frustrated, I started over. I will endure every bit of distraction that pops up. I may have to take a few detours along the way. But, I can tell you that my heart and soul are smiling today knowing that 100% of me will be FOCUSED on my passion. I hope you will stick around to read what I’ve kept on hold in the upcoming year. I hope that if you hold a passion in your heart and soul for something you are able to carve out a slice of time for it this week..if for no other reason than to help you get back to what you enjoy the most!