We have snow on the ground. Thanksgiving night it snowed, as if to usher in the Christmas Season in the most festive way possible. We have a tree in our living room just begging for lights and ornaments. There is Christmas music on the radio 24/7. And I have found the BEST station ever. I've been listening to Christmas music since Friday every.waking.moment. and they haven't played that awful Shoes song once! 107.9 is the place to be, Twin Cities people.
I thought I was done with my Christmas shopping, but I still have to get
something for the bus driver. But otherwise, I was done last Tuesday.
Friday I spent the day working and earning money instead of spending
it. And then I turned around a spent every last penny on my favorite
gift for myself: I donated to Reece's Rainbow! This Sweet Rainbow, to be precise.
Reece's Rainbow is having it's Angel Tree 2012 Fundraiser right now!
This is their biggest fundraiser of the year and their goal is to get at
least $1000 for each and every child on their website. And hopefully
more children will not only get funds in their adoption piggy banks, but
also find families. Please click here
to see the kids, read the stories, donate a few bucks and maybe
consider adopting a beautiful child! It is super fast and easy to
donate and if you give $35 or more, you get a sweet ornament for your
tree with your child's photo. I just got mine Saturday and can't wait
to get it on the tree tonight.
A few weeks ago, I read this article.
And my heart just broke for all of these beautiful children. Please
take the time to read this article and see why I am so passionate about
this organization. This truly is a must-read.
Afterwards, I sat on my couch in my warm and comfy home with fuzzy
slippers on my feet, a cup of coffee in my hand and dinner cooking on
the stove and I thought, What kind of person am I, if I can know
about these children and what they are living and not do something? Not
do everything in my power to help? And then I thought of Matthew 25:40. “The
King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the
least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’" And I
thought to myself, whatever I'm NOT doing for the least of these, I'm
NOT doing for You, Lord.
We are not in a position to adopt a child right now.
And we don't have a lot of money to give away. But I can give a
little. And I can pray a lot. And I can share this message with
others. And maybe you are reading this and you can adopt a beautiful
child. Maybe you have money to donate. Or maybe, like me, you can
offer up prayers for these kids and share their story.
Everybody can do something. And it makes a difference to this one.