Friday, August 15, 2008

My passion

I have been wanting to post on this subject for a while. I recieved an email from a new "blog sister" and this is what poured out of my heart as I responded to her email.

I am sorry if I sounded blunt concerning agencies extorting children with such exuberant prices. It angers me and is wrong. It must break the Father' heart that His dear little ones have price tags. Their souls are priceless....But the governemnt and many local lawyers see them as "money in the bank," sick! God has clearly outlined in His Word that it is our responsibility to "look after orphans." With that said, I am grateful for believers like you all who are willing to spend what God had given for the sake of a child. If only more people would let their hands off their pocketbooks, time and energy. Even today, as I awoke with 6 kids needing my attention, God reminded me that this life is all about being spent for Him. Let us be vessels poured out for Jesus--and those things that are dear to Him. I love George Muellers life story and find myself brought back to what matters every time I read his biography.

Pleading the cause of the orphan. This is my passion--just a "teaspoon" of the Father's heart poured into mine. There are days that it overwhelms me. Especially when I sit with a baby in the clinic that was pulled out the bottom of a pit latrine. Wrapped in a plastic bag with the umbilical cord and placenta still attached. But really, is it any different that what women in the western world are doing? Killing their unborn baby through abortion. Africa has a stigma of brutality but how are the sins of America any different? They just have the money to sugar coat it...

2 comments:

a woman found said...

oh Summer! I was just crying out this morning, "What can I do Lord!!! What can I do?" Feeling that "teaspoon" of my Father's heart as you put it in me.

There's a scripture..."And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold." (Matt.24:12) Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by the lawlessness (sin) everywhere, in the government, amongst those who call themselves Christians, in America, in oppressive nations, in families, in the lives of those I love, and it would be easy for me to let my love grow cold because of all this. I pray, even if it means crying daily, my heart would always be tender and filled with compassion as the heart of my FAther and I pray for how I can be sure to not let the lawlessness around me be an excuse for why I myself am not pleading the cause of the widow, the orphan, the alien and the oppressed.

Lord, help me to take action in love!

Bless you for spurring us on to love and good deeds.

Sheila

Crystal said...

Awesome post!!!! God Bless you~ Crystal