Six million people.
It’s a big number. When I hear it, I don’t see faces.
But God does.
To me, it’s a number that represents a nameless mass.
But not for God.
He sees faces, behind which are personal histories and heartaches, individual predicaments and potentials. He sees actual persons with names. Each one lives in a particular place, wakes up each day, faces their issues and navigates through the obstacles that confront them. And God feels everything each one of them feels. He sees every detail of every experience that has gone into making each of them exactly who they are at this very moment.
Six million people. It’s a big number. When I hear it, I don’t see faces. But God does.
The particular six million people I’m taking about are the inhabitants of Sierra Leone. For most of us, that’s a world away. We have no way of really wrapping our minds around precisely who these people are. But we can know, and do know, that each one is intimately known by God and is of infinite value to …
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