Wednesday, September 25, 2013

I Did Nothing

I remember that face on the left well.  The first time I saw it come across the Reece's Rainbow orphan photo list, I thought:  "Well this little cutie will be snatched up by some adoring family quick!" 

And so I did nothing. 

Because I did nothing, little brown eyes was sent to an over crowded mental institution.  The photo on the right is what he looked like after spending just a few short months in the institution.  When the dramatic transformation was posted on the internet, I was reminded:

I did nothing.

Today I learned that precious baby boy has gone on to be with his Creator.  He didn't survive the institution.  

Lesson learned. 

Russia and Putin didn't fail this little guy....the church didn't fail him either....humanity failed him.  He was a human being filled with desire to be held, touched, spoken to, and loved.  He should have mattered more to me while he was alive, but in his death, he has left an indelible print on my heart.  I am different today because of his story.  Next time, I'll do something!  

"If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not deter or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again."
William Penn    

1 comment:

  1. While I really do participate in ministry outside my home, which by the way I find easy and love to do, my first ministry is here at home. I wish, I really do, that I had more margin because we would gladly adopt another child. However, at this point it would be selfish of us to do that because our daughter (adopted) requires every resource we have and that is just a fact. Not to mention we have other children but by comparison, they are a walk in the park. That said, my daughter is my heart and I love her.