With Thankfulness: A Thanksgiving Perspective
On this Thanksgiving,
I am surrounded by a feast beyond compare;
143 million children are wondering if there will be enough to eat.
I am surrounded by friends and family;
143 million children are taken care of by government-paid workers or, worse yet, no one.
I am surrounded by advertisements, beckoning me to purchase the latest hot merchandise;
143 million children are digging through trash to find a thrown-out pair of shoes to wear.
I am surrounded by grown men fighting over a brown ball and trying to move it 100yrds;
143 million chidren are fighting to survive another day on the streets.
I am surrounded by gridlock on the highways and in the airports;
143 million children are walking to the nearest water pond to get water for the day.
I have for my enjoyment bottled water, soda, ice tea, coffee, and alcoholic beverages;
143 million children drink dirty water filled with parasites, diseases, and germs.
I am blessed by God;
143 million children are loved by God.
I am surrounded by 224 million “Christians” in the US;
143 million children are “the least of these.”
I am a sheep.
What are you?
All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. … The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
Matt 25: 32,40
Donna and Chris have been married for 18 years. She works full-time outside the home while her husband corrals and homeschools their four kiddos – soon to be five. They jumped on this roller coaster called adoption 5 years ago when they started the adoption process for their youngest, and they haven’t been the same since. After listening to the Radical series by David Platt back in January, we stepped out in faith to bring home our 9 1/2-year-old son. God has burdened Donna’s heart for the orphans of this world, and she prays she will never go back to living like she was 6 years ago.