Recently one of my cousins and his wife took in 4 children through the foster parent program.
Rescued from unspeakable circumstances.
They were each given baths the first night. None had ever seen a wash cloth and didn't know what it was for.
They'd never heard about Jesus.
Never heard a prayer or been prayed for.
Never seen Gone With the Wind or The Wizard of Oz.
Never rode a bicycle before.
My cousin has shared with me how each of the children is unfolding and blossoming on a daily basis.
One learned to ride a bike in a day and his self confidence has soared. We are all like these lost children.
We have been saved, for some, from unspeakable circumstances.
We were dirty and didn't know how to be washed clean.
We've never heard the name of our Savior.
We haven't experienced the joys of living in His care.
But He took us in.
He loved us even though the only love we knew was dark and ugly.
He showed us real love.
As we grow in His love and acceptance our self confidence also grows.
We unfold and bloom in the sunshine of His smile as we realize what true love is really like.
I love Jesus. I think my two daughters can change the world. I think you can too.
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