Sunday, December 28, 2008
Photo #4 - one of 143 million
It's easy to get overwhelmed by the statistic: 143 million orphans worldwide. When we focus on ONE - and do our part - we realize that God IS the father to the fatherless. This child has a home because a lot of people did their part. I'm reminded of the story of the young man who saw an older man on the beach - bending down and then throwing something into the ocean. As he got closer he realized that the older man was picking starfish off the beach and throwing them into the ocean - saving their lives. The younger man said "What are you doing? You can't make a difference for all of them!" The older man picked up a starfish, threw it into the ocean and said "I made a difference for that one."