We worry about which of our designer clothes to wear today;
They worry about whether their patched rags will last another day.
We worry about what brand of bottled water we should buy;
They worry about how sick the water they’ve gathered will make them.
We worry about whether our children will get on the “right” Little League team;
They worry about whether their children will one day have shoes.
We worry about what restaurant we should take our kids to tonight;
They worry about if they’ll be able to feed their children today.
We worry about getting our children into the “right” college;
They worry about their children living into adulthood.
We worry about what others will think when they look at us;
They worry about if anyone will look at them and care.
We pray that Jesus would remove the burdens we carry from our backs;
They pray that Jesus would give them stronger backs to bear their burdens.