blessings, changing lives, child sponsorship, children, Christian, Compassion International, Compassion Sunday, give to the poor, hunger, Jesus Christ, lends to the Lord, parenthood, poverty, proverbs, relationships, touching lives
Compassion Sunday is almost here. April 21, 2013 is a day of hope for thousands of children who live in impoverished conditions around the world. It’s also a day of opportunity for the rest of us–an opportunity to share our blessings and touch the lives of these children by sponsoring a child.
Proverbs 19:17 reads, “He who has pity on the poor lends to the LORD, and He will pay back what he has given.”
My family and I sponsor three children through Compassion in the countries of Bolivia, Rwanda, and the Philippines. Building relationships through letters, hearing from them how our support has impacted their lives and the lives of their families, and developing deep love for these children who I long to see face-to-face one day have all been part of the ultimate payback for us.
Then come back next week on Compassion Sunday and sponsor another one! (Though I’m joking, by all means go right ahead if you feel led to :-))
And may the LORD take what you have lent to Him and do wonders with it.