this one too IS our problem!
She's the face of desperation.
"I was hungry and you fed me."
"I was thirsty and you gave me a drink."
Of horrendous, unfathomable neglect.
"I was homeless and you gave me a room."
And incomprehensible suffering.
"I was shivering and you gave me clothes."
She's another precious child of God so urgently needing to be rescued from her life of hell on earth.
This is Zoey.
A daughter of the Most High King! A darling little angel created in the image of a Father in heaven who never makes mistakes.
A priceless and most valuable TREASURE just waiting to be found.
Zoey is almost SIX years old!
And weighs a mere 10 POUNDS!
She is merely existing in the confines of her crib. She is fed by tube--which clearly is just not enough. Zoey NEEDS a family to rescue her. She needs medical attention and someone to love her passionately and help her to become all that she can be in this life. She needs parents who will become her biggest cheerleaders and advocates.
Zoey needs to be loved. Unconditionally. For who she is--fearfully and wonderfully made!
There are just a few weeks to find a family for this beautiful little girl. The thought of her not being chosen--and being left there to die--is honestly more than my heart can bear. Just like my sweet Hasya (and every other child on the planet!), this one too deserves to be given a chance at LIFE.
Proverbs 24:12 tells us that "Once our eyes are opened we cannot pretend we do not know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls knows we know and holds us responsible to act."
God holds us all responsible to act!
In his incredible book (that totally turned my life upside down), The Hole in Our Gospel, Richard Sterns so accurately said of many of us in the church when faced with dire situations, "Sorry, not my problem!" Of course this little girl IS our problem! "Our," as in all Christians. We're the ones who the Father has commanded to "care for the widow and the orphan" (as it says in the book of James).
The world is not called to care for the fatherless...we are!
We cannot turn a blind eye, walk away, and forget about the atrocious catastrophe that happens to the most innocent of human beings. We simply cannot.
There are times when we are called to rally for the sake of another human being--one who will never be able to pay us back or give us a single thing in return. As John Wooden once said, "You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you."
Zoey IS our problem, Church! As the body of Christ, we are required to care for, to reach out to, to go to, to feed, to clothe, to give to...and to open our hearts to the 'least of these,' as the Bible calls them.
‘Enter, you who are blessed by my Father!
Take what’s coming to you in this kingdom.
It’s been ready for you since the world’s foundation.
And here’s why:
I was thirsty and you gave me a drink,
I was homeless and you gave me a room,
Zoey's health is critical and she needs OUT of there as soon as is humanly possible.