What I Wish I Could Tell These Children
|Part three of Pastor Rey's reflection after his trip to Kenya where he met many children, many orphaned. Even surrounded by terrible conditions he was reminded of God's love for each of them.|
There are so many. Everywhere I go. Everywhere I look there are children. Beautiful children. Poverty, malaria and the HIV virus have left countless children orphaned in Kenya. As I have visited orphanages and schools, both in the city and in the rural areas, I keep hearing God's whisper in my heart - "I have compassion for these children."
As I said goodbye to these children, I have put my hand out to shake their hands. I was able to shake a couple hands but can’t reach all the kids. They all run after me, just wanting to shake my hand. There are so many. I wish I could do more. I wish had more time and resources. I don’t want these children, so valuable in God's sight, just to become a number or statistic. If I had time I would tell them all -
"Your are loved and valued. You can’t imagine how much God loves you. I want you to know you are the apple of your creator's eye. I want you to know you are God's work of art, fearfully and wonderfully made. I want you to know God has a plan for you. I want you to know God loved you so much he sent his own son to die for you. I want you to know God is the father of the fatherless. I want you to know that God will not leave you as orphans. I want you to know one day there will be no tears, no pain, and no loneliness. That there is hope."
That's why we are partnering with these amazing projects where many children can experience the love of God. Where these children can see that their Heavenly Father loves them, each in a unique way.
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