Last night I had a long conversation with the Lord. I am struggling with something that happened this week in our area. A friend of mine saw the body of a child that was found in the high grass near an orphanage that she works at. The child had been left by someone we believe in hopes that someone from the orphanage would find the baby and take it in. Before the child was found the child died. I do not want to share how because the details are gruesome and are a picture that is difficult for me to get out of my mind. I did not see the child but the picture is embedded in my mind.
Why do these things happen to children. I have to admit people have come to my door with children and are begging for us to take the child in. The parent does not have money to feed them or the parent of the child has died and the family cannot raise the child. I have been told by agencies here that the orphanages are full or do not have the money to take in more. We struggle with this same situation.
I believe the Lord does everything or permits everything for a reason and I know He was there with that child. I questioned Him as to what lesson or message, am I to hear from this. My mind went to what if we had not taken in Sammy? How many other Sammy’s are out there that God wants us to help others to care for. I believe that the baby is in the arms of Jesus now. I also pray that the person who left the child there never hears what happened because I believe they were trying to do what was best for the baby and not to harm it. I am praying for God’s wisdom in all of this and to seek His leading in what part we are to play in the lives of children here. My fears did also arise as I thought of the time, and the money it will take that I have little of. Then the Lord reminded me ,”Haven’t I given you all you have need so far.” And He has provided for us through His people. I am so grateful for the people who faithful follow the Lords guidance in giving to His work. I made up my mind to put my fears aside and continue to trust in God’s provision through His people and His ways and live day to day. Please pray for the children here. Pray we can teach the children and the Haitian who care for them.
Yesterday I was faced with a situation with one of the worker at the orphanage. I had to face that I have not been working with them spiritual and I had failed to take the time to sit and teach them God’s Word. I am told they are Christians but things going on in their lives personally, does not show that. I have failed to set time aside to walk alongside them and disciple them. God puts people in front of us that we are to walk alongside them and we overlook them. My concentration was on the kids and I forgot the workers are so important also. Please continue to pray for us as we grow in our ministry. Bud is feeling better and left to go to work at LIFE Water today. I am off the check out a school Joy and Hope is building here.