"...this is life we've been given, made to be lived out so la la la la live out loud." Steven Curtis Chapman
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
A Taste (and a Touch) of Heaven
Mom: So, what did you think? 7 year old: It was real good. Mom: It's really amazing that we talked about all of this yesterday, about how some children don't have parents because they died from sickness since they didn't have the medicine and the doctors that they needed to help them. Then the children are left alone - without parents to provide the things that they need. 7 year old: Maybe God's trying to do something in you and me. Mom: Yes, I think so.
So went the conversation between a mom and her 7 year old daughter tonight after seeing the International Children's Choir. Such wisdom is found in what that 7 year old girl said. We are so blessed that we forget how blessed we are. We need reminders every now and again. We need God to stir our hearts.
This International Children's Choir is made up of orphans from all around the world. To see the smiles on these children's faces amd the way they praised their Creator, you would never guess the circumstances from which they came. What an awesome blessing they were. And yes, orphans have a special place in my heart as my heart has been touched, changed, if you will, by an orphan. This same child asked me tonight, "Do you think that might have happened to my Mom and Dad; that they got sick and died?" My reply was, "I don't know. We don't have any way of knowing for sure, but it could have happened that way."
These conversations really stirred my heart tonight because they were conversations between my 7 year old daughter and me. What is God doing? I don't know, but I do know that He also holds a special place in His heart for orphans.