Eugene Cho

beautiful (and so cute!): soak in the wisdom and simplicity of this 5-year-old

I love this video. so. much.

I just saw it this morning and its innocence and simplicity spoke volumes to my heart.

But it also got me thinking: Do you sometimes feel the pressure to project a certain image of adulthood, maturity, and the need to have all the answers. Or perhaps, to look very sophisticated.

Maybe Jesus was on to something very substantive about having ‘childlike faith.’

It’s obvious that we need to all grow up but how do we do it in a way that still maintains our childlike spirit?

Thank you, Naomi, for being my ‘this week’s inspiration.’  Sadly, the famine and drought in the Horn of Africa hasn’t just impacted a 1000 people but rather, 13.3 million people. But thank you for doing something courageous and beautiful. You are teaching many of us a great lesson.

You can check out Naomi’s birthday campaign here if you want to contribute and I hope you’ll consider giving away your birthday because let’s be honest, we all want more stuff but do we need more stuff?

Let’s live lifestyles of enough.

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  1. Jason says:

    Powerful and extremely challenging. May we all have her kind of faith.

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You can do it, sun. Break through the clouds. I love her. Saturday morning date at Pike Market with @minheejcho. Enjoying the final day of sun before 6 months of rain and gray. Not lol'ing. Some of my moat memorable travels have been to Myanmar (otherwise known as Burma). In fact, the vision of @onedayswages began on my first visit to this country in 2006. On a recent visit, I began learning about the Rohingya people. Sadly, it has escalated to horrendous, genocidal proportions.

Thus far, about 500,000 people have been driven out from Myanmar through violence...with most going to Bangledesh...regulated to a massive refugee camp. Stateless. Undocumented. Minority groups. Dehumanized. Homes and villages destroyed. And so much more unspeakable atrocities.

Yes, it's complex and messy. It always is. But the root of this injustice as the case for so much brokeness in the world is the sin of dehumanizing one anotber as..."the other." May we see each person, including the Rohingya people, as one who is created in the image of God. It's the truth and the remedy to the incessant dehumanization that goes on in our world.

Lord, in your mercy. The obedience of discipleship which includes the work of justice is a marathon. It's long, arduous, and emotional. Be tenacious. But also take care of yourself. Create healthy rhythms. Don't burn out. We need you for the marathon. Friends, don't give up. Press on. In the midst of so much chaos in the world, may we continue to cling to the hope of the whole Gospel. May we cling unto Jesus:

Way maker!
Miracle worker!
Promise keeper!
Light in the darkness!
That is who You are!

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The world is broken.
But God is not yet done.
God's work of restoration
is not yet finished.

This is our hope.
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