Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Today my heart is breaking.

Today my heart is breaking.  It has been such a hard day.  I feel scared and overwhelmed and angry.  I want to do more than I already am... I just don't know what that is.  Last Wednesday as I celebrated my birthday and enjoyed a day of shopping with my girls, children on the other side of the world were forced to do unspeakable acts of evil.  Evil became a very real presence in their lives, and they will be forever altered.  Though  I say unspeakable we have a responsibility to speak up on their behalf.  If we don't tell their story, who will?

Tonight, with tears flowing I told their story to my Bible study.  It was hard, it was uncomfortable, it almost felt awkward speaking about it, but I had to.  God pressed it on my heart and wouldn't let me go.

James 1:26 says this, :Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."  These children were made orphans in an instant by the evil acts of others.  It is up to us to find a way to care for them.  We have to let them know that they have a Father in heaven that loves them and cares for them.  We have to show them the Father's love.

Please read their story here. Pray for these children, and ask God what he would have you do.

I will leave you with this video.  I heard this on my way to Bible study tonight.  Just another way of God confirming that I need to speak up and not remain silent.

Lord, break my heart with what breaks yours.