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They are Worth It

September 30, 2010

People often express their concern to us about getting “too attached” to kids. I think Dr. Moore explains it better than I usually do:

Yes, orphan care can be risky. Justice for the fatherless will sap far more from us than just the time it takes to advocate. These kids need to be reared, to be taught, to be hugged, to be heard.  Children who have been traumatized often need more than we ever expect to give. It is easier to ignore those cries. But love of any kind is risky.

The Gospel means it’s worth it to love, even to the point of shedding your own blood. After all, that’s what made a family for ex-orphans like us.

Read the entire article here.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 1, 2010 1:47 pm

    Crying.

  2. Lisa Johnson permalink
    October 4, 2010 8:46 pm

    WOW!!! It makes it all so clear. I am printing this and putting it in my Bible for those difficult times.

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