Monday, June 24, 2013

the fatherless...



This morning in church...

I was struck anew when we sang these words...
"The fatherless, they find their rest,
At the sound of your great name!"

It literally almost took my breath away...

I have been there... literally looked into the eyes of fatherless street boys in uganda...

Searched their faces knowing the harsh reality of their lives...

Protected by no one.... not even the police...

Many addicted to sniffing jet fuel to numb their pain...

Staying awake at night... fearing being beat up... what very little they have being stolen... fearing being abused...

These are the faces of the street boys of uganda.... 10, 000 strong...
You read that right... 10, 000 homeless... fatherless ... protected by no one boys... 

I have seen with my own eyes the literal joy... peace and rest that some of them have found.at the name of jesus...

They have finally found their father... heavenly father... who will defend and protect them
They have found the love of his people (who through a ministry called A Perfect Injustice... now know the love of the christian family of believers!!)

It was a beautiful thing to see first hand... the fatherless finding their rest in the name of jesus...

 (if you ever feel led you can always check out www.internationalvoiceoftheorphan.com to give to the feeding program that provides thousands and thousands of meals to these fatherless street boys... $1.00 provides 3 meals)

Here is some video from our time at the feeding program after a hard fought fun game of soccer with these precious boys... (terrible quality...still posting off my phone... but you can still clearly see and hear the new found joy the father has given them... it was  so much fun praising God with them!  )

So thankful for the rest we all can find at the great name of jesus!


1 comment:

Tesha Papik said...

Beautiful inspiring post!