I’m a little ashamed to admit that there are lonely Sunday afternoons when I want, crave, pray for, someone to love.
Lonely Sunday afternoons when I grapple with God.
Why haven’t You granted me a husband or kids to pour into?
Why haven’t You provided an outlet for my overflowing heart?
When will I finally have someone to love?
The devil must snicker to himself as I covet what I don’t have, as I question God’s plans, and as I neglect to see the obvious. The obvious that hit me today like a ton of bricks.
There are no lack of someones to love in my life.
They might not come in the package I expected. But they are here. They are there. They are everywhere.
If I would just open my eyes.
Take Amelia for example, a young girl I fell in love with today at our first Compassion project.
A coy little smile, a shy wave, a tap on the shoulder, and she had my heart. It became quite obvious that Amelia was someone right here, right now, that I could love.
Amelia was someone to remind me of the hundreds of someones I have neglected.
And Amelia was someone to convince me to stop focusing on the WHY and WHEN and start focusing on the HOW and WHOM.
How can I pour out the love of Christ that flows within me?
Who do I have the opportunity and resources to invest in?
How can I leave a legacy of love?
Are you looking for someone to love? Did you know that for just $38 a month you can break the cycle of poverty for a child like Amelia? Did you know that for just $38 you can pour out of the love of Christ on a child like Amelia?
Are you ready to stop asking God why and when and start asking him how and whom?