A few weeks ago I was reading the story of Somebody in my Joyce Meyer book, “The Love Revolution”
It goes a little something like this…
This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody cold have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. In the end, Everybody blamed somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.
When it comes to raising money or being asked for money…how often do we think, “Somebody else will do that.”
I have thought it myself on many occasions. Though now, the farther along we go in this journey, I look forward to payday…because it’s the day WE get to be somebody’s doing something for someone else. I LOVE donating to people’s adoption funds. And we have contributed to many and will continue to do so until there are no orphans!! Some weeks we’re led to give more to one family than others…some weeks we spread lots of little love over a bunch of families. The point is, we understand we are the somebodies called to act.
There are no biblical exceptions…plain and simple. God requires us all to care for the orphan in some way. That doesn’t mean everyone needs to run out and adopt…(though it would be nice if more people stepped up) but it does mean we are all called to pray for and contribute to someone else’s situation.
If you don’t believe in adoption, I encourage you to tell me why. Please, I would LOVE to know why children born to parents who didn’t want them or simply didn’t know how to care for their special needs DESERVE to be locked up alone and unloved for the rest of their short, short lives. Look at a child you know and think…had you been born with an extra finger or a cleft palate in another country….you would likely be left alone, in a crib you are outgrowing, never knowing what a hug feels like. If that thought doesn’t break your heart, it should.
And if you have given either to us or another family. THANK YOU and consider continuing until our girls are home. Be encouraged by the fact though we don’t have all our own funding, we continue to support others…AND when we are home all the more will be going to other families….so if you aren’t leaving this week or next week just know you’ll be on the receiving end (if you haven’t already) of our giving as well.
If you haven’t given, WHY NOT? We don’t bat an eye at a $5 coffee or a quick stop at McDonald’s, why then, now would you see the need to hold on to $5 when the result is giving 2 beautiful little girls a home where you know they will be loved unconditionally.
Every. Single. Dollar. Counts.
It all adds up.
Please consider donating to the right hand side where it says, “be a part of the miracle”
Their miracle. The miracle of LIFE.