Have You Been Touched?

When I went to Russia, back 20 years ago (has it really been that long?), I had gypsy girls with babies on their backs trying to sell me their babies in the Palace Square of the Hermitage (Winter Palace).

I found this video in my Facebook feed today (go watch the video –>  What Would You Do?) and it reminded me of that moment back in Russia.

Watching the video also reminded me of Sarah Mae and the organization that she helps (The Exodus Road) and the posts she has written about rescuing victims of trafficking (read the articles –> The Exodus Road).

And I realized that I had been touched by the gypsy girls way back so many years ago and I had done nothing!

So, I thought… am I going to be touched again… and DO NOTHING? Or am I going to do something, anything, to help? Am I going to use my gifts and talents to make a BIG DIFFERENCE in the world? How can I step into action like Sarah Mae and Kristen Welch who started Mercy House Kenya?

Thinking about Sarah Mae reminded me of Kristen Welch (this is beginning to sound like the “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” book) and it reminded me that I had been touched before. Am I not listening or just very distracted by my full North American life of privilege? I want to think that I have been distracted by autism and children with special needs, a home business, health issues, but that still leaves me with NO EXCUSE.

As a family we have been given so much. We have been richly blessed. I have spent the past 2 days going through and rearranging STUFF in our living room. I can honestly say that we have STUFF in abundance. Just in case you are wondering, I am not one to frequent malls or shops, but stuff just finds us.

Part of the rearranging is to create a home office and art studio for our business (Honeycomb Design Studio) so that we can be more effective in our work as we grow our business.

It has been on my heart for some time to DO SOMETHING. A pulling, a tugging, a serious nagging. I know that persistence. It’s God. It’s like He’s saying, “It’s time. What are you going to do? I have given you talents. I have given you resources. How are you going to make a difference?”

I don’t have clear direction, and I haven’t even discussed this whole poking and prodding of my heart with my husband yet, but I wanted to get my thoughts out before they evaporated and I was distracted AGAIN.

This time, I am going to DO SOMETHING.

More soon…

Have you been touched? What are you doing?