Once a year Christian radio stations from all across Australia get together to rally behind the work of CBM for Miracles Day. On Miracles Day, Australians are asked to give a $33 ‘Miracle’ to give sight-saving surgery to someone living in poverty.
What’s A Miracle?
A Miracle is a $33 gift that gives someone blind from cataracts the simple 12-minute sight-saving surgery needed to restore their sight.
Blindness to sight in 12-minutes… a Miracle.
This week, the Brekky Team should have been in East Timor, meeting the poorest of the poor suffering from these cataracts. They would have been sharing the stories of whose are unable to work and even shunned from their communities and families. We couldn’t go overseas this year, but we can help from right where we are.
It can be overwhelming to hear that more than 65 million people worldwide have cataracts. And that the majority of these people live in the world’s poorest countries – where they can’t afford surgery and so live needlessly blind (while here in Australia the surgery is covered by Medicare). God created each of us in His image and He cherishes each one of us. Every single life matters. We are called to follow Jesus to the hard places and to love with abandon. To enter into another person’s suffering, and show them love and compassion. To love our neighbour as much as we love ourselves.
We have the opportunity to change someone’s life. Let’s focus on the one person we can help, whose sight we can restore, for just $33.