One of the most beautiful descriptions of God’s heart for the poor is found in Psalm 72:12-14. “For he will rescue the poor who cry out and the afflicted who have no helper. He will have pity on the poor and helpless and save the lives of the poor. He will redeem them from oppression and violence, for their lives are precious in his sight.”
As the body of Christ we are called to be a reflection of the heart of Christ. In essence we are called to be reflective mirrors of Someone far more beautiful than us. When the world looks at our activities, our interests and our weekly routine of worship and obedience, does it see a reflection of God’s heart? Does it see that the lives of this world’s poor and helpless “are precious in [our] sight” at they are in his sight?”
Hi, I'm Matt. "Strider" from Lord of the Rings is my favorite literary character of all time and for various reasons I write under the pseudonym "StriderMTB. As my blog suggests I seek to live out both the excitement and tension of a Christian walk with Christ in the 3rd world context of Asia. I started my blog as an unmarried man who was blessed to oversee an orphanage of amazing children in South-East Asia. As of 2022, I am a happily married man to an amazing missionary wife serving together on the mission field. I hate lima beans and love to pour milk over my ice-cream. I try to stay active in both reading and writing and this blog is a smattering of my many thoughts. I see the Kingdom of God as Jesus preached it and lived to be the only hope for a broken world and an apathetic church.