There are more people on Facebook today than there were on the entire planet just 200 years ago. Our greatest desire as humans is to evolve and connect. We are able to know things as they are happening, from our backyard to around the world.
It’s incredible just how quickly we can be informed about current events. Generally speaking though, 2017 has already proven just how much harm immediate communication can have on our lives through the media. Oftentimes our focus is dictated by what the media wants us to see, know and be talking about.
But there’s so much more going on in the world than who read the wrong name at the Oscars and who’s protesting our President this week.
Preemptive Love Coalition is a global movement of peacemakers changing the way we engage the world’s most polarizing conflicts by confronting fear with acts of love. They have crews of humanitarian workers on the ground in various countries, who respond in situations of crisis.
Last week in Mosul, Iraq, Preemptive Love peacemaker Matt Willingham along with some other field editors got to witness something miraculous in a church that had been bombed by ISIS earlier in the day. The discovery was so amazing, but you won’t find it in the mainstream media. It completely took their breath away—and ours too!
“It had been a difficult day in Mosul. We had brought food for thousands of families who had been starved by ISIS. We’d picked through airstrike wreckage, seen the bodies of killed ISIS fighters, heard and felt and seen the battles of this god-forsaken war, heard stories of untold suffering…
And now, we were standing in this bombed out, burned up church, when our Muslim friend Waleed called us over to see something that took our breath away.”
“Waleed was still gaping upward. “See? Look up…they missed it.”
Sometimes amidst all of the “news” that we have force-fed to us on a daily basis, we forget that there are other things going on that deserve our attention and conversation. ISIS is still a threat, Christians are still being killed and Jesus’ name needs to be made known now more than ever before.
Preemptive Love’s video is a simple reminder of what happens when we seek God in all of Life’s situations, rather than falling into the mainstream trap that hides His greatness.