It occurred to me, a few months back, that International Aid was global before global ever became a marketing term. As I thought about that, I thought about whether or not people these days were more global thinkers than they were a couple decades ago… you know, when everyone’s phone hung on a wall or sat on the kitchen counter. Of course, we weren’t as connected then as we are now.
So here we are, swimming in the age of technology, where we are so much more easily connected with far-away places. We can email, instant message, Skype and Facetime, or call across the globe—either for free or for small fees. We can learn about remote places, people and events either through news streams or by searching for them on the internet. But do we? How far does our worldview go?
Now more than ever before, we can affect our world in such positive ways: through medicine, sharing resources and knowledge, supporting missions and dutifully praying for the countless people of faith working in the field to bring souls to Jesus for God’s glory. And not to forget that home, here in our own country, is a part of the globe when we are thinking and acting globally.
Global thinking is not just for the young. It’s for us all. We can make our world better with efforts that really take minimal effort because of the advantages of technology. Our neighbors, whom we are called to love, has broadened to include the entire world (here and abroad).
Engage the world with love and purpose. Do it with Jesus’ love and in His name, and for the God’s glory. Here at International Aid, we take local efforts and use them for a global impact.