If you have not read Deborah’s story please go to http://janinemaxwell.blogspot.com/2013/02/its-tuesday-night-newborn-dumped-baby.html so that you know who she is. Needless to say, she “performed” beautifully while sitting on my lap, and just smiled at the audience as they gasped at the horror of her story. Sadly, each and every child sitting in that room has a story equally horrific to Deborah’s, but there we were, gathered together to celebrate the African child and all of the tragic stories that come with them. In spite of it all, there was joy in the room and the presence of God was with us.
I am a huge Michael Jackson fan and I was listening to his song “Man in the Mirror” the other day. I love the line that says, “If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a change.” RIP Michael, but may those words of truth live on. Today I will look in the mirror and make another change, and tomorrow I hope to do the same. What about you?