I have had this idea since the devastation in Haiti, that I can't believe THIS is what it took to get "our" people to see "their" people. I am ashamed and confused and grateful all at the same time. I am still continuing to hear comments about "our" children who so badly need help....here, in our own back yard. It irks me every time. Don't people know that we know that there are children EVERYWHERE hungry, tired, lacking love, etc, etc.? I just read a post on a Haiti disaster forum that said something to the affect of: Yes, we know "they" need help....but "we" need help too! Why would we go across the world to save "them" when we don't save "us". Therefore I am ashamed that we can't see people of the world the way God sees them...His people. We are ALL HIS PEOPLE!!!! What will it take to get us all to come to a place where we are okay with helping WHOEVER needs help, regardless of race or culture or anything else that stands in the way???? I can't even begin to wrap my mind around such cynicism. Am I grateful that the disaster happened? I am confused about what I think----it took THIS to get us to see a country who has been hurting for decades. It took THIS to want to run to a place where people are living in the streets, hungry and starving to the point of
death, and THIS to want to finally act on behalf of all of the orphans. What will it take to see God's people throughout the world? Haiti is now in the hearts of the United States and I am hoping....praying, that we can help them the way they need help. It can't stop here....we can't forget in a few days, or months, or years. I have seen the lists of Americans offering....begging to take a child, or two, or three out of the hell they are experiencing in Haiti. It's what this world needs and we need it right now. I pray these open hearts continue to embrace the children of the world...ALL of the children of the world. Adopt those babies! Not out of haste and guilt, but out of LOVE for all of God's creations.
Adoption can bring our world together.
We are FINALLY coming together.