What To Do About the Children

If an 8-year-old child showed up at your door, alone, what would you do? I know what I would do, I would ask her what she needs and if she said she was lost, I would invite her in, call the police and give her a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

If three children, ages 7, 12, and 13 showed up, what would you do?

What if 11 children, ages 3 to 15 showed up?

And then what would you do if 63, children showed up, or 150?

And if the police said they couldn’t come because they were busy find places for the 78 kids they already picked up.

Would you scramble to get more peanut butter and jelly? Would you regret taking in the first child? Would you try to figure out why there were so many displaced children?

Children keep coming to our borders because we have a reputation for caring. Most of them have relatives in the United States but the numbers are overwhelming and we are in the midst of the covid crisis.

Rather than lock the door, we need to feed them, attend to their health needs, and find their families. We also need to discover where they came from and why they fled.

They are children, for God’s sake! Have a heart!

 

6 thoughts on “What To Do About the Children”

  1. Well, I’ve done all that. Had over 50 foster kids throughout our home in 8 years. Adopted 2. Not a difficult task, although I was only 30 years old then. Took them in, gave them a hair cut. Bath and food. Might not be as easy now at my older age but had many great memories of those times and would do it again in a minute. God’s got this!

    1. I love your response, Nancy. You would indeed have an insight into the larger problems we face in our country and in the world.

      1. I’m not sure about having insight to all larger problems. I find as I get older I pay more attention to others actions which causes me great anxiety sometimes and wish I could do more to help. As a nation we fail but I trust in God and his help. With that I alone can do better. Does this make any sense?

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