Yesterday one of our little girls at the foster home received quite a few presents from sponsors. My co-worker Ganlu was the one to give her the presents. This particular little girl is the oldest one in our foster home who hasn't yet been matched with a family. (Her papers are held up due to some technical issue beyond anyone's control. I know there are lots of families who would adopt her if they could.)
Ganlu was making a big deal about the presents and she said to her, "Wow! You received so many gifts! I don't have any presents."
This precious little 5 year old girl thought for a minute and then said:
"You have a mom and a dad."
Their sorrow leaves me speechless.
We can't make their pain go away.
We can't cover it up with presents and parties and pretty dresses.
We can't fix it.
But we can cling tightly to the Father, trusting that His heart breaks as He sees all of this brokenness as we ask Him to bring justice quickly.