As I read the latest post this morning from the Compassion bloggers in the Philippines, I recalled what stirred my heart when I first became involved with this ministry and the joy of taking a step of faith on behalf of just one.
This experience began during a season of brokenness… a time of nothingness in every sense of the word. Not only was life not turning out the way my husband and I had hoped, it had imploded unexpectedly all around us and there seemed to be nothing left but ashes. Ever been there?
I sat in front of my computer looking at the beautiful faces of impoverished children a world away from me. So much need. I wanted to sponsor them all! How could I even sponsor one? I felt overwhelmed... small... and absolutely lacking.
I could not deny the burden God had placed on my heart for these children, and yet the reality of my personal limitations loomed larger than my heart. Practical wisdom seemed to be saying there's no way; you simply cannot do this. Maybe you shouldn’t do this. But as I prayed I heard, “Will you trust Me?” It did not make sense.