Living in a Western Bubble

This post by Michael Hyatt has had me in contemplation this morning.  My wife and I have talked quite a few times about taking our kids to visit  Shema, the child we sponsor through Africa New Life in Rwanda.  I want my kids to understand that God is at work, and in love with a world that is outside of their comprehension. The truth is that supporting a child- while meaningful- is still insulated.  What I've barely admitted to myself is that it isn't just my kids that need to go there.

I need it.

More importantly, I think God needs me to see how small my world is.  Though I can begin to understand it intellectually, I'm pretty sure it's not the same thing.