*Up-dated: In less than one day $23,655 was raised for Liliana’s adoption. God is so good. Thank you.
“Sometimes I would like to ask God why he allows poverty, famine and injustice in the world, when He could do something about it…but I’m afraid He may ask me the same question.” Anonymous.
This week my heart is being pulled in a million directions.
Miracles are taking place under the most outrageous circumstances.
God is at work.
Maybe I should rewind a bit, to help make sense of it all.
It probably isn’t much of a surprise that because of Charlie, my heart has been cracked open and filled with a love and passion for others with Down syndrome who don’t have a voice; specifically orphans. The burden my heart feels for these children is so strong, I know without a doubt God has put it there.
I’ve prayed about this for a long time. Too long perhaps. I’ve been overwhelmed at the task.
It’s time for some action.
There is hope. I still believe we can show His love in the midst of such a dark world.
Even when the situation seems hopeless or overwhelming.
By working together – praying, raising money, supporting fundraisers, stepping out in faith – we can do something about it.
We cannot turn a blind eye, walk away, and forget about the atrocious catastrophe that happens to the fatherless. We simply cannot. Yes, there are times when God calls us to pray as a body–to come together in unison and trust Him to move a seemingly impossible mountain. But then there are the other times. The ones where we are spurred into action. There are times when we are called to rally for the sake of another human being–one who will never be able to pay us back or give us a single thing in return.
Friends, the pictures below are hard to look at. They just are. No doubt about it. For some, they are too hard to look at. Many would even choose to turn their backs, and as the president of World Vision, Richard Stearns, so accurately said, they would say, “Sorry, not my problem!” It’s hard for us to face reality such as this. It’s almost impossible for us to even wrap our heads around the gravity of a situation like this. Sometimes it is so much easier to live in our four walls and NOT know what happens on the other side. It’s comfortable there. I know, because I have been there, done that.
Ready for action?
Hop on over to Adeye’s blog to read about the amazing giveaway she has put together for Liliana. A beautiful daughter of God, who in spite of eleven years of neglect has clung to life.
Friends, we don’t know what tomorrow may hold. All we have is today. All we have is the choice to live the life abundant that Jesus died on the cross that we might live. This day – today – is a gift to us. Let us receive it with joy and with meaning. Let us love those God puts in front of us, let us be about the good works that the Spirit points us to, let us take today and make today about Jesus and His Kingdom.