I cried twice at STORY 2012.
The second was when Phil Vischer told the story of a child dying of cancer who wanted to spend his final waking hour watching VeggieTales‘ “Where’s God When I’m Scared” with his family.
The first was for Oklahoma.
I’ve never been to Oklahoma.
I cried for what Christians in Oklahoma are doing for children. Children in need of homes. Children in need of families. Children in need of love.
(Watch the video about the 111 Project on YouTube)
What this video doesn’t say is that the 111 Project was the creation of one man.
Through Dream Year, one man wanted to make a difference for 111 Oklahoma children through one church, one family, one purpose.
What the video doesn’t say is that so far 196 families have committed.
In case you’re bad at math, that’s 196 children receiving hugs and kisses as they crawl into warm beds tonight.
“The way we treat our children says a lot about our culture, our condition, and our church.” – Ben Nockles
I’m so proud of my brothers and sisters in Oklahoma who see a huge problem and are taking steps to correct it.
One child at a time.
But let’s not stop at 196 children who are now at home.
Let’s not stop in Oklahoma.
Let’s all use what God’s given us to make a difference for whatever atrocity He lays on our hearts. When we sing, “break our hearts for what breaks Yours,” we need to believe it. We need to live it.
We can’t sit around clutching broken hearts. Let’s be the one man, the one woman taking on one huge problem one step at a time.
It starts with me.
What are you looking for?