I am not enough.
I cannot help them all.
I cannot be everything they need me to be.
I cannot be everywhere at once.
I cannot fix all of the brokenness.
I alone cannot, but the church can.
We are one body, one organism rooted in His love and sacrifice. Together, we can do what needs to be done for the least of these.
Together we can mentor those who need a strong and steady example of Christ in their lives.
Together we can make sure those who feel forgotten have someone who remembers them continuously.
Together we can encourage families who are broken and battered to hold on to the hope that comes from a Savior who redeems even the most broken of people.
Together we can step in the gap and be a champion for those who have no energy left for the battles that still rage in their lives.
Together we can speak words of truth, words of comfort, and words of hope and healing to those who need to know that someone cares enough to meet them where they are.
Together we can be a shoulder to lean on to those who are brokenhearted.
Together we can hold up the arms of those who are weary and weak.
Together we can, rooted in Christ alone.
The ministry God has called me to is foster care. He gives me the opportunity to pour into young ones who have been ripped from their homes and everything they know and love. He gives me the strength to love on birth families, even when it is HARD. He allows me to speak words of hope and healing to broken families and encourage them in their journey to reunite their family again.
Is it hard to love another's child as if they are my own? Yes, it is.
Is it difficult to listen to a mommy cry on the phone because all she wants to do is have her babies back and it seems impossible that she will ever be able to have them again? It rips my heart right out of my chest.
Is it infuriating to see people get away with hurting a child because of a broken system that does not hold them accountable? It makes my blood boil.
Is it the best decision I've ever made? Yes, it is.
So what has He called you to? And who will you champion for?