Slumdog Millionaire

My wife and I watched the movie Slumdog Millionaire last night…you know, the one everyone’s saying “you have to go see.” It certainly didn’t disappoint. The plot paints a graphic picture of the life of two orphaned brothers surviving in Mumbai, India. Jamal Malik, – who kind of reminded of a modern day Aladin, stealing anything valuable that he could pawn off for some cash, all while pursuing the love of his life – gets the opportunity to play “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” and is one question away from winning a fortune. The entire movie portrays the struggles and challenges facing orphaned children all over the globe.
One part that really caught my attention was how corrupt people become when money is involved. After Malik had won 5,000,000 rupee, the game show host immediately accused him of cheating and sent him to get tortured until he told them where he was getting his answers. How could an uneducated young man from the slums succeed at providing correct answers to questions that had stumped countless scholars before him? They were unwilling to pay him based on his reputation and upbringing. It’s amazing how the love of money can consume and control how we interact with people.
As I was watching the early part of the movie my heart went out to these poor kids. Growing up in the slums and playing with garbage for fun. Stealing for food and sleeping in railroad cars. I was reminded of Heidi and Rolland Baker, and their ministry to the orphans of Mozambique, Africa. This must be the lives these same children live before they are rescued by Heidi and Rolland. My spirit burns for these orphans. I long to reach out to each one of them and fill them with the hope and power of Jesus. If only they new how much they are loved by a sweet, sweet Savior.
If you’ve seen the movie Slumdog Millionaire or even if you haven’t, watch this clip of how God is touching the hearts of these young orphans in Mozambique. See the difference between a child who knows Jesus loves them and a child who is lost and doesn’t have a clue that he is loved. Ask God to spur a passion and strategy for how you can make a difference in child’s life…and don’t use the excuse – “I can’t do anything, I live in America.” There’s plenty of needs right in your own neighborhood, God will show you if you ask!! You can do it…step out in faith and watch what God does!! Besides we’ve got something that’s way more valuable than a Million dollars…We’ve got the LOVE of JESUS CHRIST!!

Peace and Love


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