Friday, January 1, 2010

Just Think......

I opened my new 2010 DaySpring calendar and found this simple and beautiful message written on the cardboard packaging. At first, it really encouraged and affirmed me in my ministry endeavors to orphaned and vulnerable children. As I read it a second and third time, I read it through the eyes of the very kids we seek to serve. Then I wondered about what power these words would have if they were spoken directly to these children. What Christian parent has not tried to relate these very sentiments to their kids? My prayer is that every child would know the truth of this poem. I pray that our efforts in 2010 would bring this truth to many children who don't know the love of God, and their worth in Him. I pray that our efforts would give each of us the opportunity to say these words to children who desperately need to hear them.
Just think,
you're here not by chance,
but by God's choosing.
His hand formed you
and made you
the person you are.
He compares you to no one else -
you are one of a kind.
You lack nothing
that His grace can't give you.
He has allowed you to be here
at this time in history
to fulfill His special purpose
for this generation.
Dina Ackermann

1 comment:

Chinamama4 said...

What a beautiful quote! And how insightful of you to see the two perspectives!