Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Called to be God's "Skin"

This story appeared on Kate Wicker's blog recently, about a little girl who longed for a mom. It broke my heart to read about this little girl, so vulnerable and lonely. So many people, crushing in all around her ... and yet, she did not have a mother's love to warm her heart.

My friends, one does not have to go to India to experience this kind of heartache. There are children right here -- very likely, right in your own backyard -- who need a mother's love. Jesus promised that whoever ministers to "the least of these," in fact is ministering to Him. The reason for this is simple, as Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur points out her her blog: We are God's "skin" in the world. Sometimes that skin is soft and tender ... sometimes it is deeply wounded.

How can you, like Kate's friend Rose, be "God's skin" to a hurting world today?

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