Wednesday, November 09, 2011
All is Grace
Compassion International. It has been there, and stayed there, and every few weeks, I have gone and looked at the children that are waiting for a sponsor, and I have thought some more about it, and I have closed the page. Lately, though, I have gone every few days. I had some of my own specifications. It had to be a girl. She had to be very young: they are eligible for sponsorship at the age of 3, and I want to be able to sponsor her for a long, long time. On top of all that, her photo had to speak to my heart. Last night, on a whim, I visited the site again, and I found Mariah. Mariah is from Guatemala and will turn 4 in February. She has the biggest, roundest eyes, and the saddest, little look on her face. Whoever took her photo seemed to capture her spirit just asking for someone to save her. How could I resist that? So this year, I will inform my people that in light of a family gift, we are going to help save this little girl, who is living in poverty in Middle America. This small child who likes to play with dolls, play ball games and run. Who's life will be just a little better, because we cared about her.