There is a framed poem hanging up in the small chapel on Providence Farm.
“There are places in West Africa where the only water you will see is tears – bitter tears that mothers weep, and the tears water the ground where their children sleep”
I think it hangs there to break our hearts so we see beyond the comfort of our own homes. Personally, it reminds me that there are people that live in desperate situations not far from where I live in comfort. This isn’t meant to be a “downer” blog post, but it is meant to be a reminder that we should be so very thankful that we have simple amenities like safe drinking water. Also, to remember that there are people living in harsh and hopeless situations and even when we feel we cannot do enough- at least not save them all – we can pray.
“Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven” – Psalms 107:28-30