• Standing by….

    Date: 2012.10.27 | Category: Adoption, Thoughts to ponder | Tags:

    Warning!  This video has graphic scenes at the very beginning from the Holocaust.  I’m commenting on this NOT from a political view but from a view that atrocities are happening all over the world and we do nothing.


    I watched this video and it made me seriously consider what I would have done. I know I’ve talked about this before but God keeps placing these things in my path and making me really, truly search my heart.  It’s easy to believe that you would do everything in your power to help because it’s hypothetical.  I was not alive during the Holocaust.  It’s easy to say I would have helped.  No one can test me on my statement.   But how often do we see horrible things happening and because it is on a screen we turn it off and move on.  We read about atrocities and fold the newspaper and walk away.  We see something on the computer and we may pass it on but then we’re done.  We may talk about it to others but we do nothing.  It’s over there.  There’s nothing we can do.  Is that the truth though? Is there nothing we can do?

    The worst part about this video is the statement that when the trains rolled by they sang louder in the church to drown out the cries for help.  Christians singing louder.  It’s unbelievable.  They knew when the train would roll by.  They knew what was going on, but they did NOTHING!  How many people do you have to have to make a difference?  How many people need to come together to make a change?  Can one person make a difference?

    What train are you seeing?  What is pulling at your heart yet you let things of this world drown it out?  21,000 children die every day from preventable causes.  Mothers and children walk miles every day for water.  Babies are dying in orphanages.  Children with small defects are left in orphanages without a family of their own, slowly losing hope.   What is your cause?  What will you stand for?  What will be the measure of your life?  I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately.   Please take a moment and consider all that you have been given.  Consider what you want your life to say.  Consider being a hero in someone’s life.  Take a stand.  Make a difference.  I’m using a sign I saw for pet adoption and tweaking it for children.

    If you aren’t called to adopt, foster a child for a season or two.

    If you can’t foster, sponsor a child for surgery, school, or their basic necessities.

    If you can’t sponsor a child on a monthly basis, donate what you are able.

    If you can’t donate, volunteer your time for a worthy organization.

    If you can’t volunteer your time, then use your networks to spread the word.

    Make a difference in the life of a child.

    Be the change you want to see in the world.  – Ghandi