Saw this picture the other day and it made my heart hurt! Although the picture is horrible..and so sad in its own state, and even the story behind the picture made me so sad.. BUT As I was looking at this picture.. the LORD.. was speaking to me.. and reminding me of His Word.. John 10:10 (my very favorite verse) "The thief cometh not but for to steal and to kill and to destroy, I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." As I starred at this picture of this little African child.. I am reminded of so many of us CHRISTIANS.. spiritually STARVING TO DEATH!! The Vulture is SATAN.. (the thief) He wants to steal kill and destroy you.. devour you spiritually and physically.. but JESUS CHRIST.. did NOT want that for you.. He wants to bring you LIFE.. Job 23:12 is one of my favorite verses..Neither have I gone back from the commandment of His lips.. I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food" " WOW... to love the WORD of GOD more than food!! I am a "visual" leaner.. and when I saw this picture it made me cry of course because it is just so sad... So sad.. and I wondered how that precious little baby is.. if they are in heaven or if they survived, and are now grown!! But I can't help but think this is what WE look like spiritually... "just surviving" .. "starving to death" ... God does NOT want us to live like this! His WORD is LIFE!!!! We must seek HIM.. His Word. Psalms 119 amazes me.. the way the "psalmist" talks of the WORD OF GOD!! I do NOT want to "just survive" I want to LIVE!!! I want to LIVE LIFE IN JESUS!!!! It's only through HIM.. that we can have this LIFE!!!
*this photo won the Pulitzer Prize by Keven Carter in 1994 during the Sudan famine.
The picture depicts a stricken child crawling towards a United Nations food camp, located a kilometer away.
The vulture is waiting for the child to die so that it can eat it. The picture shocked the whole world, and no one knows what happen to the child, including the photographer Kevin Carter who left the place as soon as the photograph was taken.
three months later he comitted suicide due to depression. *