Dear Lord

This morning I opened my email to find our second assignment for the Compassion Blog Month. Before I get to my assignment, I am so pumped to share that they have 837 sponsorships this month! Remarkable. While that is great, there is still work to do. Compassion still needs 2,271 sponsorships this month to reach their goal. I’m so honored to be a part of this month of blogging for them. Now for our assignment –

According to the email I received, we are being asked to write a letter to God about Child Sponsorship. For those that read this post, you will get a glimpse into my private letter to the Creator of the Universe. As you read this letter, understand that I’m not writing a post here. This is my letter to God. You can find out more about sponsoring a child with Compassion (HERE).

Dear Lord,

I know you know this, but I received an assignment this morning to write you a letter. Our friends at Compassion asked me to write to you about child sponsorship. You most likely know this too, but I read the assignment walking home from dropping the girls off at school. I love your timing Lord. I love how you orchestrate our moments. Thank you for your providence. Thank you for your humor. It was probably no coincidence that both girls came into my office and climbed in my lap this morning too. You knew this assignment was coming didn’t you? Even before someone clicked “send” you were softening my heart and reminding me of the treasured moments children bring to our lives.

I do have to be honest though, I know you know my heart and I know you know my struggles. I do struggle with my understanding, Lord. My “being human” gets in the way of my mind. I don’t understand how some can have so much while others struggle for just the necessities. I struggle with seeing the faces. I struggle with seeing the poverty. I stumble on the system that would allow this to happen. Yet I know you are good. Even in spite of me, you are good. You’ve proved yourself over and over and over again.

I also know that you’ve placed me here to not accumulate for myself. All that I have comes from you. Your economy only works when those who have been given share with those that have not. I understand that my attempts to explain this won’t satisfy even my own desires to understand. Throughout history you have asked others to be the conduit for you to do what only you can do. Those that get caught in the “how” and “why” miss the opportunity to see the divine answers to both. Don’t allow me to get caught in the “how” or the “why”, Lord. Help me when I get in the way. Help me when my head blocks my heart. Help me to trust and remember your faithfulness.

In closing I just want to raise these precious children that need our help. I’m asking you to impress on the hearts of those you’ve already called to sponsor and support them. I would ask that you make it so obvious they can’t deny it. While I struggle with the situations that allowed this, I don’t struggle with your greater purpose and plan. We’ve seen it. We’ve lived it. As these children wait on sponsorship, I ask that you would overwhelm them with joy and peace. Pour out your protection over each and every one. Thank you for children, Lord. Thank you for your blessings. Thank you for these little moments where you and I can commune. It restores my soul.

Until Next Time….

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