5 million. This is the number of precious children in Ethiopia that are orphans at this very moment. Many of them are orphans because of their parents dying from AIDS, because of poverty, because of populations that are growing faster than needs can be met.
These are children Jesus loves and died for, and His heart aches for them. The true question is….does ours? When we see the hurt, the heartache, the hopelessness found in so many places around the world, what we complain about seems so trivial. Yes, I know, not having our favorite breakfast cereal or running out of our favorite bath soap really SEEMS like a crisis, but I don't think it really is. We have shelter, food, clothing, resources, and are more blessed than we can even appreciate. "And if we have food and covering, with these we shall be content: (1 Tim 6:8, NASB).
Here's a link highlighting the plight of so many precious children.
Be sure to stop and thank the Lord for all He has blessed you with.