Monday, June 14, 2010

Hope is rising

I found the links I am going to share on an adoption blog I read. The first entry tells of the writer's first visit to an orphanage for disabled children. He was visiting with a Christian group that goes to this orphanage every week for a couple of hours to love on children that were as rejected by their Ukrainian society as you could possibly be. One of the things they did was teach these children and even young adults to wash their hands. Don't skim over that fact: these children were so devalued that no one had ever taught them to wash their hands.

The next entry is written by the same person returning to the same orphanage a year later. I'm still crying after having read it, not without hope but with amazement! You'll have to read it for yourself. God's people went to work with Him in a hellhole and He moved in a mighty way. So many times the problem of orphans seems too big, too intractable to me, and I forget that God is so much bigger. "The kingdom of God, like a steady breeze, has been blowing away the smoke and the shadows in this place once filled only with hopelessness."

Psalm 9:18 But the needy will not always be forgotten,
nor the hope of the afflicted ever perish.

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