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Friday, November 12, 2010

How Might God Think?

"Our compassion for others seems to be directly correlated to whether people are close to us socially, emotionally, culturally, ethnically, economically, and geographically.  But why do we distinguish the value of one human life from another?  Why is it so easy to shut out the cries of these dying foreign children from our ears?...

...How might God think about this issue?  Does He look at the suffering of a child in Cambodia or Malawi with a certain sense of emotional distance?  Does God have different levels of compassion for children based on their geographic location, their nationality, their race - or their parents' income level?  Does He forget about their pain because He is preoccupied with other things? Does He turn the offending page to read the sports section--or is His heart broken because each child is precious to Him? 

God surely grieves and weeps,
because every one of these children is HIS child--
not somebody else's.   

Written by Richard Stearns, President of World Vision in The Hole in Our Gospel

Garrett (China)

Garrett, Boy, Born October 29, 2005

From a missionary who visited with him in August 2010:
  “  Garrett was found abandoned at the age of 9 months.  He is medically healthy but very small for his age.  He lives in a VERY poor orphanage that is rife with neglect and lack of resources to properly care for the children with special needs living here.  They are in dire need of humanitarian support. Those who are bedridden especially suffer here, and urgently need adoptive families.  We are desperately seeking a family to give Garrett the live he deserves! ”   
More photos available, along with full social history and medical records 

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