Saturday, August 6, 2011

Listen Up, Church!

Religion that is pure and undefiled 
before God, the Father, is this:
 to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, 
and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

~James 1:27

Listen up, church!
There is much to be done!
God is not silent.
He has told us His will.
Yes, we CAN know God's will!
And this is it.

A man asked, "Of all the commandments, 
which is the most important?"  
"The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 
'Hear, O Israel:  The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart 
and with all your soul 
and with all your mind 
and with all your strength.  
The second is like it:  
'Love your neighbor as yourself.'  
There is no commandment 
than these."

~Mark 12:28b-31

Let's get back to work, church!

Tiny Heath is still waiting for a family to love him.
Forgotten by the world, this little lamb continues to wait.

Lovely Miss Victoria is waiting, so sweet and hopeful.

Josiah is still waiting.
Will he ever have a mommy and daddy?
Or will he die in an institution?
Yasmine, a.k.a. "Walking Sunshine," is still waiting.
Sasha . . . still waiting . . . still hanging on.
Still hoping that somebody out there might love him someday.
How much longer do you think he can wait?

What are you willing to do for one of these lovely children?

Will you pray?
Will you storm heaven with prayers 
on behalf of one of these darlings?

Will you give?
Will you consider giving up a bit of comfort . . . 
a latte, a new gizmo, a new toy . . .
to save one of these?

Will you advocate?
Will you yell from the rooftops 
that this is not okay?

Will you adopt?
Will you take the greatest leap of faith 
you've ever considered taking?

Let's get back to work, church!

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