Last year, instead of giving up something for Lent, I decided to commit to doing the daily Lent devotionals offered by She Reads Truth and sharing what I had learned from them on the blog as a way to strengthen my walk with God as I explained here. I had every intention to do the same this year as I found it to be very rewarding. But I confess, the desire was there but the discipline was lacking. As Ash Wednesday rolled around, I found myself being distracted by the busyness of life and putting other things first before my time with God. It’s one thing to simply meditate on the Word, and quite another to be able to articulate what I’ve learned in a coherent way on the blog. I have to admit that I felt uninspired and it was starting to feel like an obligation.
I felt like I needed a push. I needed the Holy Spirit to move me or just give me a big kick in the butt really. And that kick came in the form of a movie called The Drop Box. I went to one of the exclusive showings of this documentary two nights ago with my husband and it was certainly an eye-opening experience, if not heart tugging and hopefully, permanently convicting. The Drop Box is a documentary about a South Korean pastor who decided to build a “baby box” in the front part of his church building in order to rescue unwanted babies that would otherwise be abandoned in the streets of Seoul with very little chance of surviving. There are obviously many socio-political controversies that have stemmed from this but I’m not here to talk about those things. I want to talk about the heart of this humble servant and all those involved in this ministry, including the children he rescues. Continue reading