The following post is taken from the Loving Shepherd Ministries' blog called "Stepping Stones". For more information about LSM, visit http://www.loving-shepherd.org/.
THE SILENT CRY
Summer provides time for family gatherings and children to run and laugh. However, there are children who are crying loudly and screaming at the top of their voice. Unfortunately, no one hears them. In some situations the children are not even opening their mouth to scream for help or love. They are screaming on the inside. You do not see the tears streaming down their face. They enter each new day with a look of despair that surfaces in many forms - misbehavior, meekness, anger, sadness, tentativeness or desperation.
What would it be like to not be heard? To never have someone there to lie a comforting hand. What if your cry was so weak, that only God could hear it? What if your voice went unheard due to hopelessness and only God knew it?
I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry - Psalm 40:1
These children are like our children, grandchildren, Sunday school children, children we walk past every day.... they only want to be heard. They are waiting to have their silence broken. Our prayer is to have their voice be heard. Together we can join to represent the children who are silently crying.
God wants us to care for all or HIS children. This is not a problem for the next person to fix. We all share so many problems but we must not forget those without a family who can not be heard. The cry is the same all over the world.
Join us. Be the Prayer. Lift Your Voice. Make a Change. Take a hand.
We realize that this doesn't sound like our typical Stepping Stones e-mail, but we want this summer to be the first of many summers in which orphans worldwide experience the love of a family.
For more information on breaking the silence, and to learn more about Adoption, Orphan Care Ministry, Rescuing Exploited children and caring for orphans in Homes of Hope, please visit www.loving-shepherd.org
Join Us - A child is not a burden, but forever changed by God's family. As Jesus said, "Whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name, welcomes me." - Matthew 18:5