Thursday, March 3, 2011

NEGLECT AND ABUSE

This morning Randy and I watched 
Animal Planet's Animal Cops Houston.

We have watched it before . . .
but
it never ceases to irritate or amaze us at how
neglectful and abusive people can be.
There is absolutely no excuse for what people 
put their pets through. 
It makes me angry!

That being said . . . I feel it is important to say . . .

What about the children?

There are children that are also in neglectful and/or abusive situations.
In many cases, the abuse and neglect occurs generation after generation after generation.
The cycle needs to be broken!

According to Illinois Department of Children and Family Services statistics . . . there are more than 15,000 children that are in foster care or relative care at the beginning of 2011.

The number of orphans World Wide are staggering . . .

estimated to be 163 MILLION Children in 2007

What if?

What if more people took an interest?

What if people left their comfort zone and invested in children?

WE CAN make a difference in the lives of children!

What IF . . .

What IF people invested as much time and energy in children needing a Mom and Dad as they do with other "causes"?

Yes, it does take:

 commitment
time
energy
stepping out of your comfort zone

love
patience
compassion

Can you imagine being a child without a home?

Can you imagine being a child without someone to love you?

Can you imagine being a child that has never been told . . . 
I LOVE YOU!?

Can you imagine being a child that is afraid 
every minute of his/her life?

Children . . .

Jesus LOVES the little Children . . .

Can you find it in your heart to give a child a place in your heart?

Can you find it in your heart to give a child a home?

Can you find it in your heart too LOVE a child?





1 comment:

Cindy said...

I was just watching the same program and talking to my mom about some of the same things. As a mom who adopted a couple of 'orphans' I couldn't agree more! So many children in need of Hope!

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