Today, as I was catching up on some paperwork, I came across an unopened letter from Compassion Canada. Usually, I just throw these letters in a box, theoretically to read at a later date when I have more time.
This time it was the envelope that caught my attention, as it contained a familiar word: Haiti.
We’ve sponsored children through Compassion Canada for several years now, but other than sending in my monthly payment for $38, I haven’t been too involved.
I opened the letter, and saw an updated photo of our sponsored child. With the photo was a sheet of lined paper, expecting me to write a letter to our child. I’ve never before found the time to do this, but it was then that I realized for the first time that our sponsor child, Samantha, is from Haiti. My heart sank. Tears came to my eyes. I moved to my piano, and sang these words…
Were you scared?
Did you cry?
Were you left all alone wondering why?
Did you find shelter?
Did you find peace?
Have you had any food to eat?
I wish I could be there,
I wish I could save you,
In my helplessness I pray that God’s angels will hold you in their arms
I am certain that He will not let me neglect her again. I pray that it isn’t too late to show her His love.
PS – If you don’t currently sponsor a child, do it today, don’t wait. www.compassioncanada.ca