Little boys... Little girls....
How do I choose?
How do I decide who to feature on this Fatherless Friday?
Do I tell you about Nolan who was just transferred?
He is only a month younger than Aaron. He is a happy, cooperative, friendly little guy.
He suffered early trauma as a child. He has flat feet. He is farsighted. His has a speech impediment. He has 'slight mental delay.'
For this he was transferred. A Lost Boy.
Or should I remind you that Easton is still waiting....
He is a walking, talking, very smart little boy who happens to have Cerebral Palsy and some eye issues.
For this he was transferred. He is only four years old.
And what about Hanson?
Oh Dear Hanson.
I KNOW where he is. I've seen the outside of his building inside a closed facility.
I know what he is doing every single day of his life. I know the poverty and the oppression that surround him. I know that he is desperately lonely. I know this about Hanson.
And I know too where Heath is living...
The Forgotten Lost Boy. The little guy who has to share a wheelchair. The little guy who sits day after lonely day inside a shed or an empty room. I've seen his world. It is not pretty.
Who do I share about this morning?
How can I choose?
These boys or the hundreds more?
There are so many. Waiting. Longing. Hoping.
I'm having a hard time choosing this morning...
A hard time indeed.
Psalm 34:17-18 The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them;
he delivers them from all their troubles.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.