26 September 2012

Now I know...

The last assignment for Compassion Blog month is to write from the perspective of a sponsored child:

Alone, frightened
cold climbed in deep
and would not let me go.
The blankets you gave
like arms wrapped close
whispering Jesus.

I had never heard that name
but now I know
it means warm.

Alone, frightened
hunger dug in deep
and would not let me go.
The food you sent
poured into all that empty space
whispering Jesus.

I had never heard that name
but now I know
it means full.

You didn't tell me.
You showed me.
Opening your own life
to touch mine.

And now I know
Jesus means love.

As of last Friday, we were at 2,006 sponsorships. We have one week to go! Let's give 1,102 more children the gift of being sponsored this month. 

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Feeling the God-Bumps with Jennifer


and walking with the broken but redeemed with Emily

 

6 comments:

Angel said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love this!

Connie@raise your eyes said...

Amen...doing all in His Name. Would that I could sponsor an infinite number of children, but thankful for the ones I can.

Kelli said...

This is beautiful. What a great way to put ourselves in their shoes!

Alicia said...

Absolutely beautiful. Jesus- the name that meets all of our needs. Oh, how I love the way He loves the small ones. Thanks for inspiring. I agree with Connie- I wish I could sponsor them all :) For now, I'm loving on three.

So glad I found you through Jennifer's link today.

Emily Wierenga said...

The food you sent
poured into all that empty space
whispering Jesus.

love, love, love this.

Jennifer @ GettingDownWithJesus.com said...

Yes, Jesus means love. That's what Compassion sponsors are doing, proving the truth of that statement.

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