"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it...but I'm afraid God might ask me the same question."

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Twas The Night Before Christmas...for the orphan...

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the land
there are parentless children, with no toys in hand

No stockings to be hung by the chimney with care
no hopes for a family soon to be there

Their beds are not snug--but cold and quite bare
there are no goodnight kisses--no one to care

While we in our homes, laughing in delight
all settle down for a Merry Christmas Eve night

When in some one's heart--there arises a clatter
there are children in need--who's lives really DO matter!

Away to the computer please go in a flash
to see the sweet face with whom YOU could be matched!

While a child you see--their beautiful face all aglow
could this be MY child--could I already know??

When in the dreams of the orphan--what always appears
is a family to love them, to care and hold dear

As you stare at that child--your heart beats real quick--
for you know in your heart that sweet face will stick

More dreams sweet children have--to call parents by name-
come mama! come daddy! come family to claim!

To the ends of the earth--your heart seems to call
now child--I'm coming--I wish for you ALL!

So on a plane to your child--over rooftops you flew
to hold this dear soul--a wish did come true

And then in a twinkling-I saw through the door
this child of my heart-that was waiting no more

As I got my camera and was turning around-
into my arms did he come with a bound!

He was dressed in many layers from his head to his foot
and into my heart his life was just put

there was no round face--no plump little belly
just sad little eyes, and legs shaking like jelly

In a swirl of a pen, and a stamp and a seal
my world became brighter--like I could suddenly feel!

We spoke not a word--they weren't needed at all
and I knew in this moment where I got this call

God layed his hands on my heart--and to the occasion I rose
and He could do it for you--this question He'll pose.....

It won't be a shout--no not even a whistle
it won't be real clear--but faint like a whisper

Can you make room in your heart--if you try with your might?
And make a difference for one--help them see the light?

I can see you exclaim as you hold your child tight--
Thank you Lord for this gift--you got it EXACTLY right!


  1. Thanks so much for the comment! Beautiful family. I look forward to watching. Our hearts are definitely at KVI. :)

  2. Hi Deena--
    What a gorgeous family you have! You commented on my blog last week and I wanted to get back to you. I can't wait to read your blog in depth!
    We chose an agency yesterday (Holt) because we learned they are local, which most agencies are not, and we spend less on the homestudy and also have her right here to go to! Yay! We also decided on Ethiopia as Uganda's program is just soo new and we would be their "pioneers", which right now we just can't do. So that all feels soo good. But this morning I woke up and started to panic about how we were going to pay for it all. Did you ever feel that way? I have one fundraiser in mind and I plan to work next year a little bit to help, but it's the RIGHT NOW that's soo scary! I would love to keep in touch with you and I will def. keep up on your "happenings". Thanks again for your comment.