Saturday, June 23, 2012
Ivan is another little boy with Down Syndrome. Just 4 years old.
Just another face on the list.
He does have quite the description: calm, emotional, active, interested in toys, gets tired quickly
When I looked at Ivan this morning, a song came to my head:
This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing.
Haste, haste to bring him laud
The babe, the son of Mary.
Obviously this little boy isn't Jesus... but Jesus did tell us what we do for the least of these we do for Him. Ivan needs a family. Hope. Love.
Do you have these things?
What if Jesus were four years old, alone in an orphanage, faced with the prospect of growing up in a mental institution? How much paperwork, family upheaval, travel would He be worth?
God made Ivan and stamped him with His image. God says if there is something you want to do for Jesus, do it for Ivan instead. For the "least of these."