cherished

written for Lisa Jo’s Five-Minute Friday

I scroll through pictures of babies and they look back with huge, empty eyes. These Haitian babies lived in an orphanage infested with rats and void of love. There, they never knew what it meant to be loved, to be cherished. To their former caretakers, and unfortunately to much of the world, they have little worth.

Now the babies are in an orphanage that loves and cares for them, but these precious children may never know what it is to be cherished by a family. I long to go to them, cuddle them, somehow let them know how much I love them. Tell them that even though their biological families abandoned them, they have a Father in Heaven who cherishes them as priceless treasures.

Remember how Jesus prayed? “I in them and You in Me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that You sent Me and have loved them even as you have loved Me.”
God loves us like He loves Jesus. How awesome is that?
 The babies in Haiti, the neighbors down the road, the whole world needs to know that they are cherished by God.
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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jessica Stanton
    Jan 18, 2013 @ 17:04:44

    AMEN!

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  2. oliveshootinstitute
    Jan 18, 2013 @ 17:06:28

    It’s so special that the Lord has placed a precious burden on your heart. I’ve been on mission trips and I know that I am forever changed by the images I saw and the people I met along the way. I join you in prayer for these babies. Stopped by via FMF. Blessings.

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  3. Patty Mejia Burke
    Jan 18, 2013 @ 17:43:17

    Every living being needs to be cherished, especially the babies. We are blessed to be loved by God!

    Reply

  4. Stefanie
    Jan 18, 2013 @ 17:56:41

    Found you through FMF 🙂 Subscribed. Looking forward to reading more from you.

    Reply

  5. Gretchen Louise
    Jan 23, 2013 @ 02:43:24

    I love you, sis. And I forgive you for not coming to spend the summer with me and mine so you can be cherishing other little ones who need it more. 🙂

    Reply

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