Human touch, eye contact, a soothing voice. This is what we all crave. The least of these especially the babies and those with profound special needs crave these basic human needs. These three things are denied to these precious souls to these dear ones made in the image of God. They stay for hours in their cribs or on the floor. They are only picked up to be changed and when it is time to eat all bottles are propped and the babies feed themselves. Little “J” struggles to give eye contact. Little “A” with Down syndrome never cries, apparently he has already learned that crying does not do much good. Rarely if ever does crying bring any relief. Little “B” just arrived a week ago. Her parents dropped her off. They are poor gypsies who can’t afford to feed her or to buy her medication for her pneumonia. Apparently they daily beg for food in the streets. Now she is fed daily but is in her crib for hour after hour alone behind a closed door. She needs her mothers arms. Her mother just needs food to feed her. A mixed up system of help and hurt. The special needs daughters of the King of Kings include little “D” who is blind and little “N” who has epilepsy. They are both left alone with utterly no interaction except when they need to be changed or when it is time to be fed. They need to be held, to be rocked to be prayed over and to know they are loved. They need me, they need you, they all need the church to be His hands.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come unto me”. If He were here he would hold them all, touch them all and love them all. But then I remember that He is here because His Spirit lives in me and I can be Him to the least of these today. May my children and I be Him to them or may we minister to Jesus by ministering to the helpless and defenseless ones.
Please visit a lonely widow, become a foster parent, go to Planned Parenthood to share the truth, share the gospel with someone you meet today, go on a short term mission trip to visit widows and orphans, visit those in prison, feed the homeless at a homeless shelter or take someone homeless into your home. May I, may you, may we the church all live lives that demand an explanation. We only have one life to live, so may we all live our lives fully to the LORD!
Mother of 11 and writes this blog.