Taxi drivers in South Korea have taken to the streets as of late, as thousands of them protest a company that could quite possibly “cut their income in half” and leave them in poverty. One person has actually killed himself by setting himself on fire in this protest.
Progress is made, leaving people behind; profits are made, as people who once made money in the taxi-driving business have become obsolete. Because of this, thousands of people are filled with worry, sorrow, and anguish over what might become of the only ways they are able to make money—all with the holidays as their backdrop.
Similarly, another batch of soldiers have been injured and killed in the fight against Boko Haram, as reported by the Nigerian military through News24 on Tuesday, December 20th, 2018. One soldier was killed; another was injured, and many more are still missing.
It seems that this is written time after time, incident after incident; in doing so, it can be very easy to forget that these people are not just headlines; they are people. In many ways, they are forgotten, left missing from the headlines and hearts of those who both write and hear about it.
This is what this blog is meant for: to remember the missing and ensure that they do not remain “the missing ones.” To give them names, and to lift them up to Jesus.
Even through this, it can be easy to do things out of mere routine or duty. It can be hard to remember that each soldier and even each taxi-driver spoken about is a child, a spouse, a father or mother. These are “the missing ones.”
As you go about your days, especially during this busy holiday season, please keep these “missing ones” in your thoughts and prayers. It is in doing this that they do not remain “missing”—if not in real life, then in a way that remembers and values them for the humans they are, and what they are going through.
Because they are made in the Image of God, and they deserve this.
Do you know Jesus?
Each and every person is precious in the eyes of God; it is because of this that Jesus came and died for all of mankind. Learn more about what Jesus did, and why it matters, here.
Please pray for…
- Those this season who are “missing.” May they be found safe and healthy.
- Those who are missing “the missing ones,” such as loved ones to those in the military and those who are dealing with loss this festive season. May Jesus show Himself to them, and may they be comforted in their pain.
- All those who do not know Jesus. Pray that this Christmas would be one where they celebrate the true reason for the season!
Thank you for your prayers!