Kindness can be seen in so many ways, however it is the kindness towards children that I want to talk about today. Jesus taught us in Luke 17:2 saying, "It would be better for them (adults) to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble."
Jesus is teaching in this massage about his heart towards children and warning individuals to understand how serious God takes hurting children. A millstone in Jesus' time was a huge stone used to grind grain with, and Jesus is saying that it would be better off for a person to tie this around their neck and sink into the sea to die than to cause a child to be harmed.
I find it interesting as a counselor how many people who have been hurt as children at the hands of adults believe that God is okay with it or doesn't care. The joy they experience when they learn the truth frees them to find closure in their lives, and experience God's love for them. It is this love for children that drives me to advocate for those whom have been hurt. It brings me great joy to see God's kindness expressed towards children as we love on them as a family of God!
Since moving to Alaska we have learned of a great need. Children whom are taken into foster care after experiencing abuse and neglect do not have what they need to sleep their first night away from home. I was told the first stop after picking children up ages 0-3 years is to Walmart to buy the child's basic needs.
We at Legacy Church have started fundraising for this need and have already seen so many people contribute. It is this kindness that I know God loves and is proud of, and I am proud to be a part of myself. If you too would like to show God's kindness for children in foster care in the state of Alaska, you can help us with the items needed to give our first 100 back packs to the Office of Children's Services.
There are different ways you can help:
1. Purchase items from our Target gift registry at https://www.target.com/gift-registry/gift/pil-alaska
2. Purchase MGK coffee and your purchase will go towards purchasing items
3. Give to Legacy Church and memo "Kings Kids" in your donation to help us purchase the material needed to make the 100 blankets we are giving with each backpack at https://tithe.ly/give_new/www/#/tithely/give-one-time/4093285
Is this you?
.Do you want to know God more? Do you want someone to help you do so? Do you want someone to walk alongside you who has been in your shoes? Do you feel alone? Do you want to experience the healthier and happier you?