Sunday, November 4, 2012

Paste it, Daddy - paste it!

Do you remember that line from "It's a Wonderful Life"? Little Zuzu has loved her flower to pieces and she hands the bruised little thing and its missing petals to daddy Jimmy Stewart with the tender plea, "paste it, Daddy - paste it!"

Do you ever feel that way? Do you ever want someone to paste your life back together and make all the hurts go away? I do.

Can you imagine what it would be like for a small child to feel that way, and to have no daddy to "make it better"? Or to be nine years old and suddenly become the parent for your younger siblings? Or to be six years old and only know life in an orphanage? Or to be two years old and struggle to find food while living on the streets or in the sewers?

Or to be the dying parent who loves those children and knows that soon they will have no one to care for them...

November is National Adoption Month and today is Orphan Sunday. How can you help the 143,000,000 orphaned children in the world? or the 500,000 children in foster care in America?

One child at a time.

Check out Beyond Orphan Sunday for some great ideas that you can do.
And, if you really want an moving experience - sit at the Orphan's Table.

One more great link from someone who knows what it's like to answer the call.
Perspective

Time to "paste it" and with our Father's help, we can.

Praying for the orphans,
Kathy

He is a father to the fatherless
and an advocate for widows.
God rules from his holy palace.
Psalms 68:5 NET

12 comments:

  1. I did adoptions for many years in californa and Az. I found forever homes for many of these cherubs. I totally admire our foster and adoptive parents.

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  2. I admire foster and adoptive parents too. They are angels on earth!

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  3. Great post Kathy... So many kids needing homes.

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  4. Wow, seeing those numbers really puts it into perspective the number of children that need assistance!
    Great post!

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  5. Wow, Pamela - I didn't know you had done that! How wonderful =)

    Thank you, Sharla - I agree!

    Thanks, Pam! Very true.

    Thanks, Edi! Yes, it does.

    pasqueflower - Thank you! Yes, they are sobering.

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  6. Beth Guckenberger spoke at my church last Sunday, on Orphan Day. It was quite an inspiring talk. Her passion is remarkable. She and her husband are founders of Back to Back Ministries, caring for orphans. I've read her first book.
    Saturday, neighbors brought home their second adopted child. He is 3 1/2 and SO adorable!

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  7. What a wonderful opportunity! Fascinating - now I want to go look for her book =) Thanks for the link. How delightful that neighbors brought home their child on this of all weekends! A couple in my church were able to recently welcome their newest grandson who arrived from Ethiopia recently. He is adorable, too! LOL

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  8. Great post! I have a heart for the kids, but feel I am too old now to adopt or foster, but what I can do, I do. Praying for more people to be supportive and adoptive is what I, and others, can do!!!

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  9. Linda, prayer and support for those who are adopting or fostering children is VERY important! Check out this post by my daughter at Cultivated Graftings and see what she has to say. There are so many little ways to help others help!
    http://cultivatedgraftings.blogspot.com/2012/11/our-journey-to-sophia-part-two.html

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  10. ...or you can click the link on the right that goes directly to her blog, Cultivated Graftings...

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