“Let my heart be broken with the things that break the heart of God.” _Bob Pierce wrote these now-famous words in his Bible after visiting suffering children on the Korean island of Koje-do. This impassioned prayer is what guided him as he founded and led the ministry of Samaritan’s Purse in 1970.
Remember, this blog is just my random musings about life. So today you get one of my shameless “papa” pictures of my youngest grandchild – Ruby Carolyn Bennett.
Sonja and I thought God was finished giving us our virtually perfect grandchildren at number five, but then as Gomer Pyle used to say, “Surprise, surprise, surprise!” In early January ’20 God gave us little Ruby C. as an unexpected and treasured addition to the virtually perfect grandchildren ranks.
This is her dressed up for Halloween as a fairy princess. It brought a smile to my face and a bit of an ache to my heart (wish I could have been there).
It also reminded me of my other three granddaughters and their “fairy princess stages” and made me thankful for my children and their spouses for providing warm and loving homes for our grands where being a princess was more than a costume – it was a reality.
All little girls should be loved and cherished and given a “fairy princess stage”. Sadly this is not the case for so many precious little children.
I know the needs are so great around the world that it can become a little numbing and overwhelming but don’t forget to include in your budget, prayers, and plans some firm action and investment that provides a way for every little girl who desires so to be a fairy princess and for sure for every little boy and girl God gives to this world a chance to be loved, cherished and encouraged to be all they were meant to be.
The ONE THING for today: Every boy and girl is a gift from God and should be loved, cherished, and nurtured in order to grow into all they were meant to be.
If you are interested in investing in good ministries who love, cherish, and nurture little ones these are a few that Sonja and I believe in and support: