the world is still cruel

I know I have been dead quiet over here, but I guess sometimes I just like to write things for myself. Also, I’ve been extremely uninspired, and have avoided WordPress like the plague. Here’s to getting back on the bandwagon (whatever that means).

So here are my current thoughts on a couple of things.
I have been sick this week, which means I’ve watched my fair share of TV. In between many episodes of Prison Break, I’ve watched two movies with my parents, Philomena and 12 Years A Slave.

Philomena is about a girl whose accidental baby gets sold by some evil nuns, and 12 Years A Slave is about the injustice of slavery. Both showcase how inhumane people can be, both are based on true stories, and both left us saying: “Can you believe how awful people used to be?”

The key phrase here is “used to be”. Something I tend to forget is that people still are that cruel. The following statement is something that I’m sure we all hear way too often, but here I am saying it again; there are more slaves in the world today than they were at any other point in history. And no matter what I may try to tell myself, they don’t get treated well at all. People are still as evil as they were 100 years ago, there are still dictators who kill thousands of people, and slavery is very real. It is a little bit overwhelming, and my hero complex tells me I need to do something about it, but in reality, what can I do?

Its at moments such as this where I am so thankful for the hope I have in Jesus. The world is dying, but I have the promise of life. That promise is all I have to shed light on what seems to be an all-consuming darkness.

So what can I, a privileged, homeschooled, sixteen year old girl do to save the world? Absolutely nothing. But I have a Saviour who can do anything and everything, so I will pray and I will do what he asks because saving the world isn’t my job, Jesus just lets me be part of his plan to do that.

Ephesians 3:20-21 “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”