Thank you for stopping in and reading our blog. Tim has been faithfully posting all of our blogs but last night the Lord impressed the following blog post on me and I wanted to share it with you. It is not about our sweet Kiara but about a precious blind 5 year old who is the size of a 3 year old. It is about her and millions like her waiting for a family. May the Lord move all of our hearts to repentance and to action.
“Another day at the orphanage. Boy is it difficult to go….babies not held, handicapped children ignored, a pureed diet again for anyone under two or who is handicapped, no toys, the same old routine.
No toys…just old stuffed animals
Must stay on the small carpet
Bring babies back to the room
Those who can walk escape
Those who can’t stay or perhaps crawl away
The same thing day in and day out
Babies fight over any toy introduced
Anything becomes a toy, a shoe, a piece of trash, a bottle top
“A” is locked away having seizures, never held except to be fed or changed, three beautiful babies locked away behind closed doors never held only handled to be changed, bottles propped, crying out for human contact but none to be found. “
D” trapped in an orphanage, unwanted. Oh so sweet….totally blind, she crawls or scoots or rolls toward the sunlight that streams in through the barred windows. She always moves toward the sun….perhaps she sees some light, perhaps the sun penetrates her darkened world or perhaps she jus likes the sun’s warmth on her skin. No matter what she finds her way to the patch of sun in the play room. Is it a playroom? Why would it be, the toys are locked away and there is only a couch and some old stuffed animals. It is not a toy room or a playroom. It is just a place to spend the hours before the next meal is served…Despite the injustice, the loneliness, the lack of parents to tuck you in there are usually cheerful nuns and mostly cheerful workers who help to make the bleakness and barrenness not quite so desperate at least for the older babies and children.
We need to be like “D”. We need to move toward the SON! Move toward Jesus. We need to seek to draw ever closer to him that we may be like Jesus. We need to seek to draw ever closer to him that we may be his light in this dark world. A precious 2 year old learned to sing “This Little Light of Mine” May we be like her singing about letting our light shine. May I always shine for you Jesus! May my light shine ever brighter till it shines like the light of the full day. May you and you alone be glorified through the remainder of the trip. Amen and Amen!”
Mother of 13 and writes this blog.