Because, apparently, God has other plans.
Friday night, I logged into the Compassion International website and immediately noticed an extra name in my list of Correspondence kids. Welcome to the family, sweet little Madina from Uganda!
She’s five which makes her the baby of our Compassion family. I think she is adorable and my own daughters were squealing while looking at her cuteness.
I will admit, my first reaction was a bit of doubt. “Can I keep up with the letters?” I considered calling Compassion to tell them that we couldn’t take her. My second thought was, “God knows what He is doing here. She’s a blessing and we will find the time to send her monthly doses of love and encouragement.” Who are we to refuse God’s blessings?
Just this afternoon, while driving, I heard someone on the radio speaking about the Great Commission. Jesus said that we are to reach out to all nations and teach them about his commandments. The speaker said something that stuck with me. The Great Commission wasn’t just a suggestion, or “The Great Suggestion” as it was put. No, we are commanded to put our Faith into action and reach out to share the Gospel.
God knows what He is doing and He is blessing us with the responsibility of reaching out to one more child. Thank you, Lord!