Sunday, July 25, 2010


...orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. 

They are easier to ignore before you see their faces.
 It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms...

.... but once you do, everything changes. 

So when you & I hear staggering numbers & statistics about the poor & needy around us & around the world, we have a choice. 
We can switch the channels on our mega T.V’s and continue our comfortable, untroubled, ordinary, church-going lives as if the global poor don’t exist.
 We can let these numbers remain cold, distant, and almost imaginary....

Or we can open our eyes and our lives to the realities that surround us and begin considering the faces that are represented by these numbers.”
 -David Platt


Marci said...

I wanted to "de lurk" and say hi. I live down the road from your fam. We work at Cross Bar X Youth Ranch and are a family of 5... thinking about adding to our family through adoption.

I add that your post completely resontated with me. I've been trying to rationalize why I desire to adopt... and your post reminded me of my first mission trip... to a Japanese orphanage. I held a little boy and cried that I was only 20 and would have totally been his mama if I could have. I forgot about those feelings for a long time when God started reminding me about the orphan... I just remembered "Yuki"... how I still remember his name is beyond me 10 years later. But, I think it is true that when you are face to face with a parentless child something major changes in you.
Praying your find out who your child is very soon! Hugs.

Marci said...

Also, would you mind if I posted a link to your blog from mine? I am doing a 40 Day Prayer challenge for the orphan, widow and impoverished... I think those words might be a good reminder.

James 1:27 Family said...

Hey there.... Just wanted to drop a little note to encourage you. You are going to make wonderful parents and your child is coming into a simply amazing extended family. What love, what acceptance, what teaching of Jesus! This waiting part is so tough. I remember how my heart felt during those days. Praying your little one(s) get to come home soon!

Love in Jesus,