This little boy reminds me so much of E. He is listed so young which usually means he’d be scooped up fairly soon, but his needs are big and can seem scary. He is tiny. He needs heart surgery and intestinal surgery.
E was listed at a young age too. I looked at her fuzzy picture, at her tiny little body in those too big clothes and I knew she needed out, she needed medical care and love. I stared at her picture day after day hoping she would be scooped up, hoping someone would love her.
Of course, I already loved her, but at the time we had just gotten home from adopting Y and it seemed impossible to adopt again. And yet just a few months later, by the grace of God, I was meeting her adorable little self. And you know what? I honestly believe she wouldn’t have survived much longer. Her stomach was distended, her colon was under tons of stress, and she weighed in at a measly 12 lbs at 15 months old. She wore 3 month clothes.
Today, almost a year later, this girl is so loved and so cared for. She has a family that adores her and a team of doctors that support her (and adore her too!) Her care is not really that hard at all and she is the greatest joy we could ever imagine. I am so glad we ran to her, so thankful God allowed us the unbelievable blessing of being her parents.
That brings me back to this boy. He is loved. He has biological parents that know he has no future in his country and they are begging for a home for him. Can you imagine? Can you picture the mom crying at night as she mourns the little boy she gave up in order to save? Can you imagine the dad trying to make the right decision for his son, to give him a chance? My heart cannot imagine such pain.
He needs heart surgery now. He needs intestinal surgery soon. This boy will die without medical care. He cannot wait while we waiver. He doesn’t have time.
Who will go? Who will love that precious face? Who will step up in the wake of a seperation that never should have been? Who will live the words they say they believe? Who will be the hands and feet of God today? Who will answer the calls of parents begging for a forever home for their baby? Is there anyone who will go?
I cannot help but wonder – Where is the church today? Did we forget the Savior we serve? Did we forget He saved us and therefore we have no strength or motivation to save others even in a lesser way? Can we possibly mean what we say about valuing life and yet know about this child who is dying and do nothing? I cannot understand.
This boy is real. Do something.
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