Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The power of God

working through families who say yes to His calling.  I'm not up to writing, but it doesn't get much better than Adeye at No Greater Joy Mom.  I would suggest reading these links in order.  If you do, don't stop before you read the last one.  God can do anything, but often He chooses to use ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

Start with:  If not us... then who?

then move on to The Power of One.

I'll pause now while you get some tissues and perhaps a calming cup of tea.

Ready?

There is hope!  Look what happens when families step out in faith and say yes to the least of these.  These are God's beloved children.  We are called to care for them.  To love them.  Even if it is hard.  Even if it makes us different.  Even if it means we have to give up other things in order to do it... including a comfortable life style.  It is worth it to see transformations such as these.  Read Seeing is Believing.

To look at all those pictures is difficult.  I don't know about you, but my heart breaks a little more each time I see them.  There are children all around the world suffering for want of a family and someone to love them.  If one of these children was yours, you would move heaven and earth to get them out of a horrible place; to bring them back to your family.  There would be no rest until you did so.  Or if one of them were a friend's child, wouldn't you want to help?  At what point does a child turn from a child into a statistic to be tutted about and ignored?

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