Saturday, January 24, 2009

Needy?

This little fellow's birth parents are nowhere to be found. That's the bad news. Can there possibly be any good news? Yes! He may be an orphan, but he is NOT needy. He is being nurtured in a loving, nurturing Christian children's home. He's got 59 brothers and sisters that love him very much.  And he has a house mom that treats him as if he is her own son. In most ways he is.

Everything he owns fits in one small suitcase tucked neatly under has bed. He looks terribly deprived and unhappy doesn't he?  This little guy has more going for him than many folks I know that have big bank accounts, big homes, fancy cars, and empty souls.  Who are the "needy" ones?

This little guy has Jesus. Ya can't beat that.



4 comments:

Jay said...

Wow.

Is he at The City of Refuge? How many children are there total? --- Do they adopt from there or do the children stay there indefinitely? How do the children wind up there, I mean -- do teir parents place them there, or have their parents suffered a tragedy?

And you're right, he has Jesus --- and nothing beats that. In may ways, to me --- he could be Jesus.

Matt 25:37-40 "Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?
The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'

That is an amazing picture.

Dan Denardo said...

Jay, what a great verse! I'm glad you shared that with me. Learning that verse from you just made my day.

Yes, he is at the City of Refuge. All of the kids there have a "story". There are 15,000 homeless children in Jamaica. They live in packs because there is safety in numbers. Their parents are drug abusers, child abusers, or dead because of their lifestyle. Children are placed in the home by the government of Jamaica. It's difficult to adopt them, because the City of Refuge has such a great track record, that the government wants them to remain in Jamaica because they will likely grow up to be solid citizens or future leaders.

SearchingSoul said...

I am so touched by your blog. Wealth is about what's lasting and eternal as opposed to that which we gather that are temporal.

Thanks for the beautiful and expressive pictures. Always coming back after a long absence from the blog and reading your posts is a wonderful experience.

Dan Denardo said...

Thank you, SS. I always appreciate your visits and thoughtful comments. -D2