I declare in Jesus’ name I am not ashamed of the Gospel. It is the power of God for those who believe. I will not be afraid to take his word to the lost, hurting and rebellious. They are POWs—prisoners of war—and I was born to lead them to freedom.
GOOD HELPS THE HURTING
At 36,000 feet on a very long flight to Africa, I was trying to keep my mind occupied when the Lord stepped in and gave me three God-thoughts, or Holy Ghost flashcards if you will. They went like this:
Boom! Little boy, orphaned, unloved, dejected.
Boom! Under a tree, crying, sad, helpless.
Boom! Broken arm, pain, ongoing anxiety.
I knew God had spoken to me, so I told Leanna we were going to be on the lookout for an orphan boy under a tree with a broken arm. “We are going to help him,” I told her.
Now, words cannot describe the welcome we get when we arrive at one of our orphanages. It’s a celebration that I imagine is something like your first day in Heaven. You walk through a tunnel of people all smiling and wanting to shake your hand. The music is blaring, there are people dancing and celebrating. I never get tired of it.
On this trip, we were engulfed in the celebration when I looked over the heads of my beloved Ugandan munchkins and there he was! The boy God had told me about. He was standing naked under a tree, crying and holding his arm.
“There he is,” I shouted at Leanna. Now my wife has an incredible heart for children. The minute she saw him, she abandoned the celebration and was holding him in her arms. He was terrified because she was the first white person he’d ever seen, but that didn’t last long as her words and gestures soothed him.
It was just like God had said. I knew we had been sent there just for him because God sees the evil done to the orphaned. You and I were once orphaned, stumbling around in pain, unloved and lonely. Then Father God sent Jesus to round us up and make us part of the family.
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO BRING ONE OF THIS WORLD’S ORPHANS INTO THE FAMILY OF GOD! BROTHER JESUS PAID THE PRICE, SO GRAB SOMEONE’S HAND AND TELL THEM ABOUT THE LOVE OF THE FATHER!
From my book: Good Overcomes Evil