It has been awhile since I blogged about missions organizations. With the busyness of the joyful holiday season and the whirlwind of our oldest daughter’s January wedding, I let some things go for a bit. But I would be remiss if I didn’t use this opportunity to tell you about an upcoming movie event.
Gospel For Asia is bringing a documentary about the desperate plight of the women of India entitled “Veil of Tears” to the big screen. This film, directed by the Saylors brothers, will hit theaters March 28th. For more information, or to watch the trailer, head over to the website.
Why should we care about the women of India? Why shouldn’t we care? As feminism and “women’s rights” are hotly debated and fought for around the globe, why should we not fight for these women in a nation where their value is so little? When a culture aborts their babies simply because they will grow up to be women, burns widows alive, sells and prostitutes their little girls (and boys), and deems them little more than rubbish to use and throw away, shouldn’t we be taking notice and crying foul?
Natalie Grant, who narrates the documentary, shared about her experience touring a brothel in India. “These are things that my husband and I say wrecked us for life… we’ve never been the same since that trip.”
Are you brave enough to go and be “wrecked for life”, to allow yourself to see what is happening in our world today, and to be moved to do something about it? If you are, click on the above link to the movie’s website for information on purchasing tickets for a showing near you. And share this with others!
I encourage you to take a moment to watch the official music video. You will be blessed by the beauty of the musical notes and lyrics, but also by the beauty of the girls and women of India.
” ‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.’ ” ~ Matthew 13:44
God gave His only Son, Jesus, for that treasure ~ and that treasure is US! Jesus paid the ultimate price when He gave up His own life for that treasure, for you and me! Each and every man, woman, and child on this earth is God’s treasure, bought with a great price, cherished and loved more than anything else. ALL the children of the world need to hear that Jesus loves them, that they are treasured beyond human understanding, that they are worth more than fine jewels or gold, and that they are not rubbish.