Monday, February 09, 2009

Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Who wants to be a "slumdog"?

Two questions with very obvious and quick answers. We would all like to be millionaires - and not one would chose the life of a "slumdog". If you have yet to see the movie, let me explain that a slumdog is a child whose existence is no more than a dog rooting through the trash heaps in the slum to survive.

"...in heaven their angels always behold the face of My Father which is in heaven.". Matt 18:10

Unfortunately, there are few millionaires and hundreds of thousands of children living in India without much hope for more than the moniker of "slumdog". The story may be Oscar winning - but it will do little to alter the fate of those who live the reality of being orphaned in a cruel world too big for them to change.

But fate has changed for twenty children living here at the Jane's House orphanage who are "slumdogs" no more. They are children of the King. Their past circumstances are difficult to hear, hard to fathom and unbelievable to understand. Several were found living at the train station and taken in. Each has a story - each child is part of His-story bearing truth to the promise found in Jeremiah 29:11.

He had a plan for the small girl who witnessed her own mother beat her baby brother to death and then turn her hand to kill her. His plan included her running away from that past and into His future for her among believers who would love and nurture her.

We saw His hope in the smiles and laughter of the children today as we told stories, played games and created unique crosses for them. Their past sadness may linger - but the present joy is undeniable.

For those who trust in Christ, no game show grand prize can compete with what He has prepared for us. We might never become slumdogs but we are guaranteed to be more than millionaires!

"Where your treasure is there your heart will be also"

Banking daily