Love is Keeping Promises
“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31
We are all part of the global community, and we are facing a challenging global issue – climate change. We hear a lot about it, although we don’t always see it in our own lives. But the people Tearfund works with in countries around the world are having their lives turned upside down by it.
When we encounter those who’ve failed to grow food this year, or those who’ve been forced to leave their homelands because of climate shocks, we’re reminded that climate change is affecting people living in poverty now.
As a Christ-centered development organization, one of our goals is to encourage and equip Christians to connect with issues like climate change as an expression of love for those in poverty.
Our response to the call to love our global neighbors takes many shapes.
Saffron Walden Community Church is a Connected Church, partnering with Sagoal in Nepal, so in their Sunday service they spent time thinking about how climate change affects people in Nepal.
The sermon was on the Good Samaritan – putting faith into action – and so they included a slot celebrating Tearfund’s 50th birthday with our short jubilee film.
For us, it means drawing attention to the people and places affected by climate change because, together, we can encourage decision-makers to shift to clean energy and tackle climate change now.
If you haven’t already done so, please sign our petition urging our leaders to keep the promise they made to help those suffering from the effects of climate change.
Let’s also pray for those affected by climate change and for those working with them to find solutions.
- Pray decision-makers to be impacted by the #KeepThePromise campaign. Pray for wisdom as they consider the broader issues and impact of climate change.
- Pray for Tearfund staff and partners who are working with those affected by climate change. Partners like World Relief who are helping Aaden and his village restore their environment in drought-stricken Somaliland.
- Pray for Christians around the world who are finding ways to live differently and reduce behaviors that add to the problem of climate change.