Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Call to His People

(This post also featured on The Forgotten Initiative)

Awake, sleeper,
And arise from the dead,
And Christ will shine on you. 
(Eph 5:14)

Droplets splatter from a space that's deep

Rising and falling chest, purple cheek

Voices rise louder, they huddle down

Into a blanket, hoping they're not found

Broken bottles and trash litter the floor

Noises all night, creaking screen door

Safe in their spot until day dawns

The big one peeks out and gives a yawn

Makes a bottle, changes a diaper

He’s the oldest, more like a father

In a position he should never hold

Protecting the others, not very old

A burden he carries, a place he fills

Mama and daddy can't pay the bills

Alone all day, fighting returns at dusk

Taking care of themselves, they must

It's only His grace that can bury and seep

Into little hearts, His mercy cutting deep

Through love from His people, a call to meet 

Healing can come to the least of these

You don't have to be a full-time foster parent to meet needs of neglected and abused children!  Find out ways to serve and get involved.

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