"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this; to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
~James 1:27

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Jesus in Disguise

"Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did for me."     ~Matthew 25:40

I heard a new song by Brandon Heath today. I don't remember how it all went, but it was called "Jesus in Disguise". Every day we pass by people who are Jesus in disguise. If we truly thought of them as Jesus, how would we treat them?

This made me think of all the beautiful Compassion children who are still in need of sponsors. They are all Jesus in disguise. Whatever we do for them, we do for Jesus. But whatever we don't do for them, we aren't doing for Jesus. When we pass them up day after day because we would rather spend our money on new clothes, or our daily coffee, or cable, we are passing up Jesus. When we let one more day go by when, one of these children feel forgotten and like they don't matter, we are telling Jesus that he doesn't matter. Maybe we would do more for the least of these if we truly looked at them as if they were Jesus.

Here are just 3 Compassion International children who are waiting for sponsors. Maybe you could sponsor one of them....

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This cute little guy is 4 year old Grover. Grover lives in Bolivia with his dad, mom, and 3 siblings. I visited Grover's center when I was in Bolivia in April, so I know that he lives in a poverty stricken area. The pastor at his center was so passionate about sharing God's love with the little ones, and they were so happy for our group to be there. Grover isn't in school yet, but he does attend church activities regularly. He also loves playing with cars. Grover has been waiting over 6 months for a sponsor. If you would like to end his wait, click here.

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Since I am going to be in Haiti next week, I wanted to feature 9 year old Ketty. Ketty is an orphan who lives with her uncle and one other sibling. She lives north of Port-au-Prince so it is likely that she lost her parents in the earthquake, but I don't know that for a fact. Ketty is in primary school and she also attends church activites and participates in choir. She loves singing, telling stories, and playing jacks. If you want to be the one that tells Ketty that she matters and that she is loved, click here.

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Nine year old Mariela lives in Bolivia and she goes to the same center as my Rosa. They probably know each other and they may even be friends. A while ago I saw Mariela on the website and now she is back again. That very well could mean that she got a sponsor and then she lost her sponsor. Mariela lives with her mom and 5 siblings. It must be very hard for her mother to provide for 6 children. Mariela is in primary school, attends church activities, and loves playing with dolls. If you want to sponsor this Bolivian princess, click here.

"If anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward."   ~Matthew 10:42

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