Thursday, March 27, 2008

Orphans and Africa

I don't really love Rick Warren, because he ranks up there with the "Joel Olsteens" of the world in new ageism and "feel good Christianity", but this latest video clip really has a lot of good statistics in it. There are more orphans in this world than half the population of the United States! We as a blessed nation of wealth need to use what God has blessed us with to help those in need. As the Casting Crown song goes,

...If we are the body
Why aren't His arms reaching?
Why aren't His hands healing?
Why aren't His words teaching?
And if we are the body
Why aren't His feet going?
Why is His love not showing them there is a way?
There is a way

Jesus paid much too high a price
For us to pick and choose who should come
And we are the body of Christ

Aren't we basically picking and choosing who should and shouldn't come to Christ if we fail to reach out to those orphans around the world, and share the gospel of Jesus Christ with them? Didn't Jesus in the Great Commission call us to go to "all nations" and share the gospel? Do you realize what impact your life would have on a lost and hurting soul through the adoption and discipling an orphan?


and then there were 7 said...

I am rejoicing with you! I was blessed to hear you are the Mommy to your little ones-how cool that our Savior knew that before time began! Right there with you, not understanding completely the grace of the Lord, but SOOO thankful for His redeeming work on my behalf. My guys are taking off tomorrow to bring our boys home!!!!
On my knees-Danielle

Debbie said...

Wow, I want to hear the whole sermon!!! I am wanting to start an adoption Ministry in our church and this could be a great thing to have!!!