Near to the Heart of God

By David J. Stewart

Starving East Timorese children in Laga, East Timor. The famine in East Timor, while largely unnoticed by the world, has been described as "as bad as Biafra" by the International Red Cross. Starvation became widespread in 1979 as communities, subjected to bombardment in the mountains, were unable to grow food supplies. 

These photos were published on the front page of "The Sydney Morning Herald" at the time, subsequently causing a storm of criticism from Indonesia. As of 2001, 12.4% of the children in East Timor die before reaching the age of five.

While Americans continue to throw away millions of dollars worth of food every day, 18,000 children starve to death each day.  As of 2005, there were 8,900,000 MILLIONAIRES living in the United States!  As of 2007, there were 946 BILLIONAIRES in the world!  Yet, the poor starve because heavy tax burdens are laid upon them, and they are afflicted by tyrant government overlords.  The United Nations is a big facade, whose true agenda is global population reduction.  The reason why children starve to death is because of GREED... for the love of money is the ROOT of all evil (1st Timothy 6:10). 

"He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor." ―Proverb 14:31

Starving child in Laga, East Timor.

"As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people." ―Proverb 28:15

"Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by?..." ―Lamentations 1:12

"The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation." ―Psalm 37:14

"Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God." ―Mark 10:14

The poor are near and dear to the heart of God.  "He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor" (Proverb 14:31).  Every person is someone for whom Jesus Christ was willing to die for.  Jesus died on the cross, and shed His precious blood for all mankind, including the poorest of the poor.  To neglect the poor is to neglect God, for He is their Creator.

The Poor

Black Genocide

946 Billionaires in 2007!

18,000 Kids Die Every Day!

8,900,000 Millionaires in the U.S. in 2005!