I am sitting here, sipping on some coffee. It is pretty tasty. I like coffee. Any coffee. It is one of those luxuries we have in this great country.
There are so many things I take for granted. Here are a few, in no particular order.
- Drive-through fast food
- Rounds of Golf on Saturday
- Sleeping in
- A washer and dryer
- Air conditioning
- A completely different meal in the morning as opposed to lunch and dinner
- 3 meals a day
- Bottled water
- A constant Internet connection
- A constant source of electricity with no rolling blackouts
- The right to vote
- The right to speak my mind
- The right to worship Jesus
And here is the one that stands out these days…
A food and water supply free of radiation.
Japan does not have that last one. The last reports I have read are saying that milk, water, and food are showing up all over Japan with radiation in it. So on top of a devastating earthquake and Tsunami, which already caused shortages of food, now they deal with a contaminated food and water supply.
This is real folks. There but for the grace of God…
There is no doubt that America gives more through charities than all other countries combined. We are a good people for the most part, and we do a great deal for the world. As a Christian body, churches are big part of that. For example, my church has 6 locations in Japan right now trying to help.
It is time for Americans to once more take the lead and help. How much are you going to spend on that caramel macchiato? How much will lunch cost today? Can you brown bag it a couple of days this week and give the difference to one of these organizations? Maybe you can choose a less expensive restaurant this weekend and choose to feed a family in Japan.
Below are a couple of links to organizations that are working hard to help those hardest hit in Japan.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.