[31 Days] Day 18 Know

It’s Day 18 of the 31 Days in the Life of a TCK series! Welcome! You can find more info on the series here. Don’t forget to subscribe!

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Ebola crisis in West Africa. 
Cruel killings in Syria and Iraq. 
Suicide bombs in Afghanistan. 
Corruption about minerals in Congo. 
Civil War in Sudan. 

Those are headlines in newspapers or TV stations. 
News about some people in some countries. 

But they’re not. 

For us, they’re friends, beloved faces in familiar countries. 
And these are not just headlines we can scroll past, these are terrible news from places we have grown to love and know all too well. 


We know too much to not care. 


We have seen too much to just close our eyes and ears. 
News are painful to watch, they pierce through your soul and you can only cry out at the injustice taking place in countries you consider home. 
And there’s always this fear that one day you’ll see a familiar face on the screen. 

We know too much to just sit back and let things happen.
So we speak up, go behind the scenes to places and people hidden from the world’s eyes.
And so we cry out to the One who also knows and sees. 

Who’s always seen. 
And whose heart breaks as much as ours.

Here’s to all those speaking up so bravely and letting us know as well. 

Just one brilliant example are Augustin Pictures. Go and check out their amazing work!

Author: Katha von Dessien

Teacher. Believer. Third Culture Kid. World Traveler. People Lover. Writer.

6 thoughts on “[31 Days] Day 18 Know”

  1. It's comforting to know that God sees, the end from the beginning, and that He cares. May my heart continue to break to the point of deep intercession, until the breakthrough comes.

  2. My heart aches for such horrific injustice that is happening. Praise God we can run to him on behalf of our brothers and sisters on the other side of the world. Thank you for your heart for the hurting! Stopping by from the Weekend Brew Linkup. cathyzpeek.com

  3. So beautiful! What concerns us, concerns Him and yes – His heart breaks deeps and wider and pours out for the News of the day – because, as you said – they are people… not just far away places with far away problems! Powerfully said!

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