For example, if she was sick recently we would thank God for making her well and pray for all the children who were still sick. It was pretty funny one day last year when my daughter had been talking about how much she loved her preschool class (which was called the Bunny Rabbit class), and so I began our prayer time with, "Thank you that she gets to go to the Bunny Rabbit class." and my daughter finished, "And pray for the children who don't get to go to the Bunny Rabbit class!" Yes, indeed!
Then there was the night last summer when we thanked God for our home and then prayed for the children who don't have homes. When we finished praying my then 3 year old daughter suddenly looked straight at me and said,
"Mommy what do we do about the children who don't have homes?"
I said, "Well, we give money to help them, you know like Juliet we sponsor in Uganda." This was not good enough for her.
"But what do we DO, Mama?"
I understood her feeling. I, too, am not totally satisfied just supporting charities with my money, but want to give more of myself, get right in the thick of the work with my own hands and heart. But I was at a loss in how to answer her, so I said, "Well, what do you think we should do?"
And my little girl replied, without hesitation, "We could share our home with them."
Her answer took my breath away. But seriously? The answer is so obvious, preschoolers get it! A supposedly sharing-challenged demographic!
I think we as adults have become so desensitized to the atrocities of this world that we can hear about homeless and orphaned children without ever thinking, "We could share our home with them." I am so thankful for the innocent love and minds of children!
Mark 10:15 "Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a little child shall by no means enter into it."So, there you go, 1 of the reasons out of about 500 why we have decided to adopt a child from Ethiopia. If we cannot even face our own children and say, "We did all we could," how can we stand before God Himself one day?
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