Wednesday, May 27, 2009

“Let the Children Come to Me”

There are many children all over the world today, who have been beaten, battered, hurt and torn away from their families. On our own streets, in we see children begging. We see children dressed in rags sitting on street corners. We see children who should be in school, walking the streets trying to earn for their parents. We see children pushed in to immorality for the sake of parental existence and at times even their need for pleasure.

“Children are like flowers”. We have heard this phrase so many times. But have we thought of more deeply about what this really means? Each petal is a stage, is an emotion; is a basic right and a part of growing up. Each petal woven to the heart of the flower makes one of natures most beautiful creations. Rip one petal off the flower, and that beautiful creation is made incomplete. The more you remove the closer the flower gets to being nothing and wanting nothing. Abuse, pain, humiliation, constriction take away the life-essence of a child. It takes away the happiness in a child. It takes away the innocence.

Think about this; be honest. Don’t you wish you want could take those children, those abandoned and hurt, those abused and lonely in to your hands and create a better life for them? Do you pray for those little ones who cry out yet are not heard by those who are busy with their own lives? Do you think about the children of this Nation? The war is over. Victory cries are every where. They drown the voices of children, the next generation who have been maimed and orphaned. Who will hear their voices? Who will wipe their tears?

I want to do so much for each of these children. Yet I am limited. Though I long to see each child happy, I may not be able to archive that in this nation. I will not be able to single handedly save each child. But there is something I can do. I can start by reaching out to those children that I come into contact with. Will you join me in doing so? Will you who are reading this, make an effort to reach out to children in need in your area? If we do not start small, we will never start. Let’s take on this challenge. Let’s do our part to bring hope back into these little hearts.

Remember I said that I am limited in tying my needs to my abilities. I stand corrected. I am limited on my own. But with the LORD on my side I am limitless. I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me. I will take up this challenge today. Will you?

Jesus called the little ones to Him. He loved. He cared. Will you do the same ?

A single candle cannot light up a dark nation. But a single candle can reach out and light another candle, then another and another.