Sunday, June 6, 2010

Before you sleep....

I came across this video on another blog. It really got me thinking and praying. Bedtime at our house, although sometimes a bit crazy, ends so peacefully....all four children dressed in their soft jammies, snug in their beds with a lovie or doll, not too cold and not too hot, safe, sleeping peacefully. They will wake (hopefully in their bed, after 7 am) in their bedrooms shared with a sibling and welcome in another day of clean water, plenty of yummy food, toys, books and snuggles from their daddy and mommy and siblings, too!!

Can I even imagine one of them going to bed alone? Hungry? Scared? Wondering what troubles tomorrow may bring? NO!!! It makes my heart hurt to think that they would ever suffer that way! What about that 147 million? Who hurts for their lonely souls? Who cares if they are safe and comfy? Who cares if they are loved?

You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless...Psalm 10 17-18

May our hearts break for the orphan. Will you seriously pray tonight for the Lord's direction for your family, to join Him in encouraging, listening to their cry and defending the fatherless?