Monday, January 04, 2010

A Compelling Verse and Children's Heart Project

I was recently reading through the PrayerPoint magazine from Samaritan's Purse and I saw again the Bible verse that I keep seeing on blogs and in books. It's from Poverbs 24:11-12.

"Rescue those being led away to death: hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, 'But we knew nothing about this,' does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay each person according to what he has done?"

Wow... Convicting. But there is something about it that draws me in and is freeing. It frees me to want to be a part of something bigger than my everyday life. To reach out beyond myself. To know that there is Someone bigger than me who knows everything and is calling me, little, completely imperfect me, to peek out, no, to reach out, from my small world and into this big unfolding story. I think adoption is one way that I can do something about the injustice in this world. But there is way more I can do. I pray that as this new year dawns, I will take steps to serve unselfishly in small and big ways. Hmm...

On a slightly different note, if you haven't seen The Children's Heart Project from Samaritan's Purse, you need to check it out. The Children's Heart Project takes children with heart defects from Mongolia to the United States for heart surgery. The Project is being documented much like a reality TV show and it is powerful. So far there are 4 episodes, each 30 minutes long. If it hasn't been on TV in your area you can watch it online here.

Here is a video of one of the doctors talking about the kids they select to come to the United States. So thankful for all they do...Amazing...

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